Friday September 29, 2017
The whole "Russia thing" is due to the neocons who are looking for another Cold War because it is very profitable for them, Daniel McAdams, executive director of the Ron Paul Institute, told RT.
Twitter has published a report on how the company battled against alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US election and also mentioned RT.
In the report, Twitter revealed confidential information to the US Senate on RT's advertising outlay.
The company claims over a thousand tweets, "definitely - or potentially - targeted the US market."
RT Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan, however, pointed out that all media outlets spend money on promoting themselves.
“Somehow it did not cross our mind that in a developed democracy, regular media advertising can be considered suspicious or detrimental activity,” Simonyan said.
RT: How credible do you think these allegations are, given the US media isn't naming its sources?
Daniel McAdams: I think the whole story has already fallen apart for the most part. At first, it was the Russian government spent a $100,000 on Facebook ads to support President Trump. Well, that completely fell apart. So they started saying that this troll army somewhere in St. Petersburg spent this money. That’s never been shown to anyone, that’s never been proven, that’s speculation. We’ve never seen any of the ads. Some of them we are told are pro-Hillary, some are anti-Hillary; some are pro-Trump, some are anti-Trump.