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Lincoln Bloomfield quoted in The Christian Science Monitor on Russian Disinformation

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MARCH 24, 2017 —This fall, a few weeks after Donald Trump won the election, news surfaced on Russian websites that the newly elected president lashed out at the leaders of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia, telling them to “shut up” and slammed down the telephone in outrage.


“Recognize that what Russia tries to do works best if no one ever figures it out,” added Bloomfield, now a fellow at the Stimson Center. “So flip the lights on, let the sunlight of transparency shine on all of his sins, punch it through their firewalls, and let 143 [million] Russian people know everything about Vladimir Putin and what his circle has done.”

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