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From Aric Toler at bellingcat, a short course in how read news stories about Russian disinformation.

Case in point: a bad New York Times story that hyped a Swedish blogger all out proportion.

To be sure, there is such a thing as Russian disinformation, and it warrants coverage from journalists and researchers. However, the way that this topic is covered in many large Western outlets is not always as precise as it could be, and often lacks sufficient context and nuance. This issue came into focus this week when the New York Times published an article with a glaring inaccuracy about Russian disinformation — an article which was then shared by President Obama.

Source: bellingcat – How (Not) To Report On Russian Disinformation – bellingcat