You have made the only point that needs to be made on the issue of Russian Twitter bots and Facebook ads. They’re being meddlesome just like everyone else. So what? Social media is just another tool by which powerful interests can lever their capital to befuddle people around the globe. The issue is, and always has been, the persistent inequalities that facilitate one group (the elite) consistently being able to leverage technology against the other group (everyone else).

If you are mad about “Russia” meddling with political affairs in the United States, you should be mad about the socioeconomic conditions that make that possible in the first place — the very same socioeconomic conditions that neoliberalism seeks to maintain and reinforce. Eliminate inequality, and you eliminate the ability of privileged groups to leverage technology to the detriment of everyone else.

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