The Digital Media War is Upon Us
… by Jim W. Dean, VT Editor
Phil Butler has given us a book whose time has come. “Putin’s Praetorians” is a kind of reverse “Empire Strikes Back” – an epic battle where many of the Jedi are just ordinary people without a light saber between them.
He has pulled together a group of “speaking truth to power” independent social media citizens and journalists, who have been tagged as Russian trolls simply for not following corporate media’s line on US-Russian geopolitical tensions.
Demonization of one’s opponent is an old game taught in a 101 course in public relations. Focus group studies have verified that, absent knowing any of the facts, the public will tend…