Exclusive: ‘Little Russian media project’ tries to turn America against itself
McClatchy DC ^ | June 20, 2018 | Tim Johnson
Posted on 6/24/2018, 11:26:37 PM by yesthatjallen
Alexander Malkevich is an information warrior for Russia.
Over the weekend, he sat in an oyster bar in the basement of Grand Central Station in New York City and related to McClatchy the endless difficulties facing his English-language website, USA Really, which is financed by unnamed pro-Kremlin Russians.
USA Really has all the markings of a Russian troll factory trying to undermine U.S. democracy, spinning conspiracy theories, aggregated news and opinions with an aim to show America in a state of near-chaos. Facebook and Twitter have shut down its accounts. When Malkevich’s website called for a rally June 14 to support President Donald Trump, it fizzled for lack of a correct city permit.
Yet at the end of what Malkevich described as a five-day trip to promote USA Really in the United States, he voiced some satisfaction: “We have become a discussed project in American media. It is good,” he said.
In a lengthy interview, Malkevich mocked U.S. press freedom guarantees and said U.S. authorities feared him even as U.S. government-financed media, like Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, broadcast what he contended were a torrent of negative news about Russia.
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