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Russia's Disinformation Campaign

Kurt Eichenwald, senior writer with Newsweek, discusses how the Russian news outlet Sputnik incorrectly attributed his remarks in a Newsweek article to Hillary Clinton's confidante Sidney Blumenthal, and how Donald Trump later used the misattribution in a speech.

"The consequences are not always so simple," as getting one person elected and not the other, says Eichenwald. "They can be a lot more complex and devious."


 2016-10-13  23m