U.S. intelligence officials say Russian interference in U.S. election politics is evolving. Rather than fake news and bogus social media accounts, Russians are now seeding stories that include factual elements, but are otherwise untrue. One of the first documented examples is a story by a Kremlin-backed news agency about a “Bible burning” by protesters taking part in the nightly Black Lives Matter demonstrations in downtown Portland. We talk with New York Times reporter Julian E. Barnes about the story, which President Trump and other prominent Republicans retweeted and amplified, and about evolving Russian election interference tactics.
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