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Washington Post, Newsweek, The Hill Using Russian Disinformation Techniques


Many Russian disinformation articles refer to experts or expert agencies to provide validation of a claim. Sometimes the claims are outrageous, sometimes the claims are complete fabrications, and often the claims seem almost legitimate. Until you do a modicum of digging, you know, do good old hardcore research. Apparently, this is what the Washington Post,… Continue reading Washington Post, Newsweek, The Hill Using Russian Disinformation Techniques

Censorship · Freedom of Journalism · Freedom of the Press · Information operations · Information Warfare · Journalism · Russia

Russian Journalist Sentenced To Prison On Extremism Charges


August 10, 2017 14:20 GMT Carl Schreck A Russian court has sentenced a journalist from a respected business daily to 3 1/2 years in prison after convicting him on extremism charges in a case denounced by rights activists and scores of fellow journalists. A Moscow court on August 10 found Aleksandr Sokolov, a special correspondent… Continue reading Russian Journalist Sentenced To Prison On Extremism Charges

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Irresponsible Journalists In Donbas


Today, near a UA Air Force military facility, Ukrainian journalists were detained as they tried to launch a quadrocopter. By every rule of warfare I know, the journalists could have been mistaken for Russian Spetsnaz or Russian Special Services and shot on sight as a preparation for an attack. Also, this took place in the Zhytomyr… Continue reading Irresponsible Journalists In Donbas

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Three journalists quit CNN in fallout from retracted Russia story


This story would not be getting headlines if it was not CNN, did not involve the President Trump administration, and ‘the media’ and especially CNN is widely believed to be fabricating many news stories.  Why is CNN holding their reporters and editorial staff accountable? Perhaps CNN is sending a signal to its reporting and editorial… Continue reading Three journalists quit CNN in fallout from retracted Russia story

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Finding Facts Amidst Conjecture


Finding Facts Amidst Conjecture Every day I try explaining exactly this to my wife, that there is an unhealthy mix of truth and false stories in the news.  My unwavering assessment is that the vast majority of “news” stories, including the mainstream media, are absolutely false.  In Louise Mensch’s (see story below for more information)… Continue reading Finding Facts Amidst Conjecture

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When is a false claim a lie? Here’s what fact-checkers think


March 10, 2017 By Alexios Mantzarlis, Poynter Readers have had enough of the media not calling things by their names. Take Don Miller, of Littleton, Colorado, for example: Do you remain asea in ‘political correctness,’ or are you just being kind when you make reference to ‘whoppers’ and ‘falsehoods?’ A lie is a lie is… Continue reading When is a false claim a lie? Here’s what fact-checkers think