The short answer is no. Also, in the part I quoted, it says that they would simply “reprint something that appeared in Time Magazine” and “facts would themselves inflame international opinion”.
I am not sure if you read the article. I did and it is fudge and I really came to expect more from the Atlantic, so it was disappointing to see that. Also, I would give it more weight if it went along the lines of “During the Cold War, both the Russians and Americans similarly sought to plant fake news and foment discontent, but were limited by the low-tech methods available at the time.” and examples from both.
As for the posters, luls. The particular poster they referenced in the article is in Russian! Meddling? Luls.
How is this for a poster back from 18 hundreds?
You can google and find a bunch of Cold War era American made posters, as well as posters from earlier periods. Check this out, for example:
Open Culture: The Red Menace: A Striking Gallery of Anti-Communist Posters, Ads, Comic Books, Magazines & Films
So like I said, the article is fudge, really. The funny thing is though, those racism and the like posters are still valid today. In the meantime, however, you guys are focused on the Russians meddling in your life. Just like you were focused on Russia for decades now. Just like Russia was focused on the United States for decades and is now. External enemies are always handy for those within.
Another example of bullshit is exiting the INF Treaty and blaming the Russians, then Bolton saying that the real reason is China developing and deploying the banned under the treaty missiles and then testing one not long after dropping out yourselves and saying that the missiles will be deployed in the early 20s. Right?
Or talking about Butina, while:
CNN: Exclusive: US extracted top spy from inside Russia in 2017
Right?The source was considered the highest level source for the US inside the Kremlin, high up in the national security infrastructure, according to the source familiar with the matter and a former senior intelligence official.
According to CNN's sources, the spy had access to Putin and could even provide images of documents on the Russian leader's desk.
The covert source provided information for more than a decade, according to the sources, and an initial effort to extract the spy, after exposure concerns, was rebuffed by the informant.
Anyway, the article is fudge. Works for gorkies though.
P.S. Talking about Butina, why do they pronounce it the way they do? The accent is supposed to be on “u”, not “i”. Otherwise, they also need to say Poutine and not Putin (ha!). They ain’t French.