RAND research as well as others like PEW research have put out their findings on the Russian propaganda tech. The Russian propaganda model is high-volume
“We do not see the world as it is, but as we are.” — Anians Nin
And you do not know what you feel before you felt.
The combination of a measured Appeal to Fear in combination or tandem with the But You Are Free (BYAF), tool (also known as the Evocation Of Freedom to Compliance) is currently in the top three persuasion tactics currently understood.