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The Russia Guy
Dec 13, 2017
E16: False Flags! Treason! Hacker Conspiracy!
Play • 26 min
Kevin discusses three stories in this episode:A conspiracy theory says the FSB leaked a hacker's confession to incriminate the U.S. government in the DNC hack!
to this story, see Ellen Nakashima's WaPo report:
religious traditionalists make for awful posterboys, if tolerance is your thing.
media monitoring and censorship explained.
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