Does anyone remember Soviet disinformation campaigns?

Here’s an interesting piece by Humberto Fontovo: “Trump Spreads KGB-Hatched Disinformation Meme about JFK’s Assassination”.  The first paragraph sets the stage for how clueless all Americans now are about hostile foreign intelligence operations inside the United States:

“There was a day when sensible Americans (i.e. right-wingers) promptly pigeonholed people who accused “right-wingers!” (especially the most hardline, anti-communist and dastardly among them: Cuban-exiles!) of assassinating President Kennedy on the kook Left. In that day, such commie-like rantings might have also placed you on J. Edgar Hoover’s watch-list.”

 

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