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Pentagon spokesperson on Syria strikes: β€œThe Russian disinformation campaign has already begun. There has been a 2,000% increase in Russian trolls in the last 24 hours."

...a few comments on this.

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Let me start by saying: Yes, the #disinfo campaign surrounding Syria is very real and very much underway. But it's troubling that a Pentagon spokesperson can't clearly articulate what that means, what it looks like, and what it entails.

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For one thing, the disinformation campaign surrounding Syria didn't just begin. It's been going on for a long time, and it has never ceased.

Here are a few examples β€” from October 2016.

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