Two false stories about Russia in 3 days: the Moscow school and the Vermont grid

Though complaining of Russian disinformation and propaganda, the US media spread completely false stories about Russia being about to close the Anglo-American school in Moscow and having hacked into the Vermont electricity grid in just three days, though the first story originated with a US not a Russian source, and the second story would not have survived basic fact checking with the electricity utility involved.

Just what is propaganda?

The word propaganda is being thrown about so much lately that it has lost its meaning, which was quite broad and relatively benign anyway. Here is a look at how there’s a little bit of propaganda in just about everything.