Why I Talk to the Russians
After the news broke that Russian hackers targeted minority voters in favor of Trump during the 2016 election I had to pause the more than year long relationship I had with RT America, the American news channel paid in part by the Russian government.
I asked myself, "Am I being used for Russian propaganda?" I don't know Russian. Who knows how my words were translated to make me a potential Russian puppet.
RT America airs internationally. Eight hours are in Russian, eight hours in French, and eight in English - each time hitting the prime-time hours in each timezone. The channel plays in over 1,000 markets worldwide.
As an American was it treasonous? Was it dangerous?