Could it be that Russia was able to plant fake information to influence Americans? You betcha, just like many other groups do all the time. Once the seed of misinformation is planted, it grows like crabgrass and people want their initial belief reinforced, facts be damned (or simply ignpored).
Here is a good example. Note the words “piggy bank.” This implies, and many people believe, that Congress diverted Social Security tax receipts for other purposes and that’s why SS faces serious fiscal trouble. Neither of those things are true and yet all the comments associated with this meme believe it. The comments mostly blame Bush and Republicans. They used to blame Reagan and Johnson.
So, do you think there is a political ulterior motive at work here planting the seed that Republicans want to destroy SS? Again, you betcha😏
The pen and propaganda are powerful tools … because we let them be🤢