A ploy she has discussed being used throughout history in many of these shows.
Which made a connection to a current news story that the russians have been flooding the comment section of many of OUR news sites to make it /appear/ that so-called popular opinion is leaning whichever way the russians want. And they then use these faked comments to go back to the russian people & say, "see? The american public agrees with us!"
Pretty freakin old trick, puddin. Old & still effective.