Why we should stop worrying about the “fake news” that’s coming from Russia
Washington — There is no doubt that a number of news outlets have been mischaracterizing the news from Russia.
But as the world moves toward a Trump era, the truth about Russia’s influence operations in the United States and around the world is becoming more and more difficult to ignore.
While President Donald Trump has made clear he has no desire to return to a world ruled by “fake media,” the White House has been clear that he is prepared to continue to work with Russian President Vladimir Putin on an array of issues, including countering cyberthreats.
This month, for example, Trump and Putin announced a joint “cybersecurity summit” at the White Trump International Hotel in Washington.
But the reality is that the summit was just a prelude to an array the two leaders will be meeting on Nov. 18 to discuss their plans for the future of cyberspace, including efforts to build a robust and interoperable cyber defense system.
The White House press secretary, Josh Earnest, told reporters during a briefing on Oct. 6 that the U.S. was “not going to be cowed by Russia and we will continue to pursue those discussions.”
He also emphasized that Trump’s goal was not to dismantle the U