It’s already been shown that the Russians were using social media in order to encourage Brexit. In my opinion, Putin correctly identified the racial tensions both in the U.K. and in America (and in much of Western Europe, for that matter. I believe he realized that it’s a lot less expensive in blood and treasure to encourage his enemies to break apart than to fight them in open conflict.

In other words, the racial tensions are the means and social media is the tool by which Putin is waging war on the West.

Retired Navy. Inveterate contrarian. If I haven’t done it, I’ve usually done something close.