What do you do when one of your heaviest disinformation attacks backfires? You send out way more disinformation attacks and hope that they will silence the outrage.
The Kremlin’s damage control strategy most likely calculated with the mockery RT would provoke.
British news outlets have republished tweets from Russian trolls more than 100 times, according to an investigation by the Guardian.
Pro-Kremlin disinformation targets not only foreign countries, but also Russia’s own civil society.
Russian state media will quote almost anyone from the West if they agree with the Kremlin.