stem the flood, americans
Russian propagandists do not need to wait to check facts or verify claims; they just disseminate an interpretation of emergent events that appears to best favor their themes and objectives. This allows them to be remarkably responsive and nimble, often broadcasting the first “news” of events (and, with similar frequency, the first news of nonevents, or things that have not actually happened). They will also repeat and recycle disinformation. The Russian "Firehose of Falsehood" Propaganda Model: RAND Corporation, 2016.

... flood the zone with shit. Steve Bannon (to Michael Lewis, 2018)