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    Russia’s New Doom-Say Weapon

    They’ve left the enemy blinking. The Kremlin’s waging a new “hybrid war,” without violence but with plenty of casualties, experts say. Amplifying dubious or false stories, like a German epidemic of immigrant-perpetrated rapes, it’s stoking social and political divisions. Russian propaganda outlets such as RT and Sputnik appear to be leading a coordinated information assault against Western nations, putting military leaders on alert. From fueling conspiracies to promoting fringe politicians — even helping them get elected — Vladimir Putin’s vast information networks have become powerful instruments against which there may be no reliable defense.

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