Some of the disinformation efforts aren’t so subtle. In their essay published on Lawfare, Spaulding and Rishikof said Russian media outlets RT and Sputnik  also “routinely produce content that alleges corruption, partisanship, and fundamental unfairness of the justice system.” As Spaulding told me: “We have issues that we need to continue to address in this country, but that does not mean that we sit back and let an adversary exploit those issues for the purpose of weakening us. Russia’s goal is not to make us better.” 

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