They're not "hiding" the fact that they're Russian either. It makes me wonder about the analogous current-day misinformation campaigns that the US runs in other countries. Do they look like this?
edit: I added to my comment before you replied in https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18355858, I think it addresses your point.
It didn't take much (or any) sleuthing to discover that they're Russian government funded. At that point one has to start asking WTF questions.
Of course, the NYT and others continue to oppose stronger libel laws even amidst this national crisis.
It's incredibly easy believe both are true and oppose both.