In an article published by CEPA, Thomas Kent writes on how the State Department has produced a stream of forceful video messages aimed at Russian citizens.
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It’s one of the curiosities of the information war that for many years the US did not respond in kind to Russian propaganda targeting US citizens. This was largely a red line of America’s own making, reflecting concerns that by directly addressing the Russian people, it would unnecessarily provoke Vladimir Putin. Or that such campaigns just wouldn’t work.
Wars change things.
In recent months, the State Department has produced a stream of forceful video messages aimed at Russian citizens. Some juxtapose statements by Putin with evidence he is lying. Some end with slogans like “The truth always wins” and “Protect your future. End the killing. Stop the war.” One simply contrasts Putin making a statement (that sanctions are failing) with his own central bank chief saying the opposite.