How Do You Say ‘Fake News’ in Russian?

Russian news sites portray the U.S. presidential election as a prelude to civil war.

Foreign Policy
Nov 2, 2018 · 4 min read
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A Russian policeman looks at TV screens in a shop in Moscow on Feb. 1, 2007, during the broadcasting of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annual address to Russian and foreign media. Photo: Denis Sinyakov/AFP/Getty Images

By Amy Mackinnon

The Russian media is obsessed with the American civil war. No, not the one that erupted in 1861 over the secession of the South — the civil war that’s coming with the next U.S. presidential election.

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