Antiwar Activists in the Crosshairs
The establishment war against so-called fake news launched after the Democrats lost the election has moved to the next level. Activists on social media tweeting about the situation in Syria are being denounced as either Russian trolls or bots. The latter insinuation claims these critics of government policy in regard to Syria and Russia are not even human, they’re algorithms sent out by agents of Vladimir Putin. In the past, the US and the UK governments more or less ignored criticism of their illegal wars. Even though Bush minimized the influence of antiwar groups at the time, the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security shared an interest and monitored and infiltrated their operations.