Report: Kremlin Propaganda Network Attacks Fracking to Boost Russian Energy Interests

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The Russian government’s state-funded propaganda apparatus runs stories critical of U.S. oil and gas production in an effort to handicap competitors to Russia’s state-run energy companies, according to the U.S. intelligence community.

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence alleged that RT America, an arm of the Kremlin’s foreign propaganda operation, is designed and funded to serve the Russian government’s financial and geopolitical interests in a report released on Friday.