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Fact Check: CIA Director Gina Haspel Was Not Arrested, Injured or Found Dead

Fact Check: CIA Director Gina Haspel Was Not Arrested, Injured or Found Dead

Reuters debunks a popular social media fantasy about CIA director Gina Haspel. A November 29 Facebook post (flagged as bogus by Facebook) claimed that five special forces troops and a CIA official were killed in the raid and Haspel was flown to Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp (GITMO) where she was treated and “received a tribunal...

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Misinformation 2020 Was Made-in-USA; Russia’s Role Was Tiny

Misinformation 2020 Was Made-in-USA; Russia’s Role Was Tiny

  Just how polluted is the news environment during the 2020 presidential election ? A new study, reporting in DefenseOne, a news platform for the military industrial complex, concludes: Very. The study, by Zignal Labs, is careful to distinguish disinformation–deliberate deceptions–from misinformation–erroneous statements. These falsehoods were consumed by audiences across the country, but unevenly, especially...

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Here’s the Truth about the Recent Latest Cyberattacks Targeting the US Election 

Here’s the Truth about the Recent Latest Cyberattacks Targeting the US Election 

  The Stanford Internet Observatory corroborates the reporting on this site about the role of Russian and Iranian intelligence agencies in the U..S. president election. As intelligence analyst Maysam Behravesh wrote on this blog, the reports blaming Iran for a Proud Boy threats against Democrats were hasty and unfounded, while Russian efforts have been abetted...

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Trump and RNC Duped Traditional Media Into Covering Mail-in Voter ‘Fraud’; Russia Not a Factor

Trump and RNC Duped Traditional Media Into Covering Mail-in Voter ‘Fraud’; Russia Not a Factor

From Nieman Journalism Lab, a bit of perspective. Russian attempts to influence the election are real, but they are not the most significant driver of online disinformation. The culprit is closer to home. t’s Trump, the Republican National Committee, and Fox News — not Facebook spammers and Russian trolls — who are the primary drivers...

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Susan Rice is Wrong. Russian Disinformation Is Not a Factor

Susan Rice is Wrong. Russian Disinformation Is Not a Factor

Those predictable voices–I’m think of former national security adviser Susan Rice- that blame Russia or claim “foreign actors” are a factor in the division of America are just plain wrong. “The scale and scope of domestic disinformation—created by Americans and targeting Americans—is far greater than anything a foreign adversary could possibly do to us. The...

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