False Flags: Did Russia Frame Ukraine?
Thanks to news coverage of President Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian president Zelensky, Americans are learning about a conspiracy theory that Ukraine was behind attempts to hack the 2016 US election. This rumor persists despite US intelligence agencies near certainty that Russia was the culprit. There is evidence Russia even started these rumors, hoping to frame Ukraine. A key element of the “Ukraine did it” theory is based on a rumor that cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike to