We look into the role of a recent member of the US Navy, Sarah Bils, who runs a pro-Putin social media site Donbass Devushka that was the source of disseminating to Russia and beyond some of the secrets leaked much earlier by a 21 year-old National Guard Airman who was arrested on Friday. Apparently this 37 year-old former NCO doctored the stolen documents to make Ukrainian casualties high and Russia casualties low in an April 5 post that was picked by Tucker Carlson who broadcast her lies on Fox News on April 13. Joining us to discuss the peculiar pathology of American leftists who support a right wing fascist Vladimir Putin is Joseph Bodnar, a research analyst with the Alliance for Securing Democracy at the German Marshall Fund where he is part of their information manipulation team and focuses on Russian propaganda and disinformation. He previously worked with the Atlantic Council’s Global Strategy Initiative and with the State Department’s Global Engagement Center to identify trends in foreign disinformation targeting the 2020 U.S. election.

Background Briefing with Ian Masters

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