Question: What’s the connection between Cambridge Analytica and Russia?
Answer: There isn’t one.
Question: How does the New York Times IMPLY some such connection in its lead article* today?
Answer: By pointedly identifying Aleksandr Kogan, who snuck that giant trove of Facebook data to the British company, as a “Russian-American academic.”
Question: What exactly does that mean? Was Kogan born in Russia? Or is he only “Russian-American” by heritage (or DNA)?
This is not a rhetorical question. On what basis—if any—is the Times attempting to connect that giant theft by Cambridge Analytica (a theft that actually occurred) with Russia’s “meddling” in the last election (which—it’s now clearer than ever—didn’t happen)?