Marco Rubio blames ‘Putin's disinformation' for coverage of Bolivia coup that he doesn't like
Added 11-12-19 05:37:02pm EST - “Eager to find some way to implicate Russia in Bolivia's political crisis and control of the US narrative, Republican senator Marco Rubio branded any skeptical coverage of events as an example of how "Putin uses disinformation."” - Rt.com
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Rubio, an early and avid supporter of protests that ousted former Bolivian President Evo Morales this week, tweeted that those wishing to understand Russian disinformation should "study current coverage" of Bolivia.
In Rubio's world, Russia has created "fake news" on Bolivia and is spreading it via a "vast network of outlets" and "social media actors” before it is "echoed in mainstream media."
Rubio did not specify exactly what kind of “fake news” he was referring to, but his past statements and support for the Bolivian opposition indicate that he is displeased with media coverage accurately referring to Morales’ ousting under military pressure as a coup.
Twitter was quick to step in and point out that Rubio’s description of how ‘Russian’ propaganda spreads is indeed quite similar to how the US government maintains narrative control on issues of foreign policy — usually by ensuring that misleading or outright false official statements proliferate rapidly in the media.
“Marco is going to be surprised when he hears about America,” one sarcastic commenter responded.
Marco is going to be surprised when he hears about America. https://t.co/SFSl4vrl7E— Morten Øverbye (@morten) November 12, 2019
Why go so far, the United States is the prime example.— Serge Tshamala (@Egbevadoh) November 12, 2019
Marco Rubio is neck deep Bolivia. Just like he was in Venezuela. And Guatemala. And Ecuador. I'm starting to wonder if John Bolton didn't switch bodies w/Lil Marco. It's either that, or he's the CIA's Central/South American lapdog.— SlowNewsDay (@SlowNewsDayShow) November 12, 2019
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