Putin’s flacks: Russia’s stealth public relations war

By Sue Curry Jansen, ‌‌‌Professor of Media and Communication, Muhlenberg College. Is public relations simply a more insidious form of fake news? Nick Lehr/The Conversation via www.shutterstock.com The Russian attempt to influence the 2016 American presidential election, using what intelligence agencies call “active measures,” has dominated U.S. headlines. There is, however, a second front in Russia’s…