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Lessons from White House disinformation a century ago: ‘It’s dangerous to believe your own propaganda

Lessons from White House disinformation a century ago: ‘It’s dangerous to believe your own propaganda

One hundred years ago, the U.S. government published documents that fueled the mounting Red Scare, helped justify the American military invasion of Russia and poisoned American-Russian relations for years to come. Newspapers across the United States began to publish the fake papers on Sept. 15, 1918. Unbeknownst to the government, the documents were forgeries. They were created by Russian […] … learn more→