Analysis: Yes, there is misinformation in Minneapolis. No, it's not all Russia's fault.
Да, за бунтами стоит дизинформация и на этот раз не ВСЯ вина на русских, есть и иные участники. Заебок! Но русские все же причастны. Наверное. Может быть. Highly likely.
In coming hours and days you'll likely hear the claims: "outside forces," perhaps even Russians, are mobilizing online to inflame tensions and stoke violence as protests sweep America following the death of George Floyd, the unarmed black man who died Monday at the hands of Minneapolis police officers .
That's certainly possible. Given how easy it is to get on social media, make an anonymous account or group that looks real and spread misinformation, it's almost certain that there are some people — possibly a lot of them — trying something like this somewhere online.
But it's worth stepping back and taking a breath before getting too caught up in that discussion. No matter how much fake online organizing there might be, it's nearly impossible to create the depth and breadth of the very real feeling on the issue around the country right now.
Not every bad actor on social media is personally sent there by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Any nation state could do something like what Russia has done; many of them are.
But so can the garden-variety trolls right next door, acting out of political motives or just because they enjoy causing misery and pain in others.