John Bolton Chaired anti-Muslim Think Tank That Spread Fake News With Help of Russian Trolls
Apr. 23, 2018
John Bolton, U.S. President Donald Trump’s new national security adviser, was the head of a nonprofit organization that “promotes misleading and false anti-Muslim news, some of which was amplified by a Russian troll factory,” NBC News reported on Monday.
The Gatestone Institute, a New York-based advocacy group, employs authors who appeared on Russian state-run media, including Sputnik and RT News, criticizing mainstream European leaders like French President Emmanuel Macron.
Bolton was chairman of the group from 2013 until last month, and during that time the group warned of a looming “jihadist takeover” of Europe leading to a “Great White Death.”