Here is what Hillary Clinton wants to do.
In an appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton advocated using cyberattacks against Russia as a response to its military assault on Ukraine.
In the interview, Clinton referenced “Anonymous” a hacktivist group that recently claimed responsibility for conducting a cyber attack on a Russian state news site. Clinton encouraged those who “love freedom” to use cyber warfare as a means to undermine critical Russian institutions and help Ukraine.
In her comments on the matter, she pointed to “reports” that Anonymous had taken down “Russian TV,” before stating that “people who love freedom” and “understand that our way of life depends upon supporting those who believe in freedom” could engage in “cyber support for those in the streets and Russia.”
Clinton mentioned that when she was Secretary of State, the U.S. did something similar to what she was proposing during the Arab Spring.
Continuing her statement, Clinton said that she thought the U.S. could also be “attacking a lot of the [Russian] government institutions and… the oligarchs and their way of life through cyber attacks.”
During her appearance, Clinton also acknowledged that it would be challenging for the U.S. to give any “physical support” to Ukraine, something the U.S. public strongly opposes according to polls that have revealed Americans are against playing a major role in helping Ukraine in the fight against Russia.
Beyond her calls for cyberware, Clinton also advocated for the U.S. to counter Russian President Vladimir Putin with information warfare.
Clinton pointed to “the old days of Radio Free Europe” which could transmit “accurate information into the homes of Russians” saying that the U.S. should be “doing everything we can now online to replicate that.”
The former Secretary of State said this should be done both through the U.S. government and “individuals who have the capacity to do that.”