NYT Magazine's Jim Rutenberg's deep dive into "Russia's New Theory of War" is a fascinating look at the ways in RT ("Russia Today" ) influences US Politics. Graphika Inc.'s John Kelly had the privilege of helping comb through the noise of the social media data as they explored the methodology at work. 

About three-quarter's through the article, Rutenberg keys into RT and Sputnik as the center of a "sprawling social media network"

And RT’s coverage of Trump had not been wholly uncritical. Chris Hedges, the former Times correspondent, said Trump had “a penchant for lying and deception and manipulation,” and Ed Schultz pleaded with his guests: “Who’s going to stop Donald Trump?” Even the declassified intelligence assessment seemed to struggle to describe what, exactly, made the Russian outlets’ influence on the election so nefarious. It described RT and Sputnik as sitting at the center of a sprawling social-media network that included “third-party intermediaries and paid social-media users, or ‘trolls.’ ” But it provided no detail about how that might have worked.

Graphika Inc.'s John Kelly enters the investigation, explaining how Graphika's work with Iran gave them an insight into our current cyberpolitical situation.

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Graphika's work tracking down "fake news" visualizes the way the "fake-news-spreading" accounts proliferated their information.

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Graphika Inc.'s Kelly's analysis determined nearly 20% of the automated bot accounts where working in tandem with RT and Sputnik.

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