Source: RT en Español
What it’s about: This article details one Russian official, Serguéi Riabkov, the vice minister of foreign affairs’ response to John Bolton’s statements that the United States is expanding its cybersecurity efforts. The article states that there have been reports that indicate that Washington is ready to use its capabilities in the cyber realm [against other countries] and to carry out operations on the offensive.
Why it’s misleading: While the United States has expanded their cyber-technology and security efforts to counter attacks, there has been no explicit statement made that the expansions will specifically target Russia (unless they have carried out an attack on the United States), which is what this RT article is implying. The article uses a partial quote from Serguéi Riabkov, the vice minister of foreign affairs, in which he says using cyber-arms against Moscow means “playing with fire,” and twists it to fit a narrative that explicitly links the expansion of cyber-technology in the U.S. to a direct threat against Russia.