The powerful have reasons for wanting to combat what they consider to be “disinformation” — they want their version of the truth to become ours, writes Stavroula Pabst.
Researchers Find Massive Anti-Russian ‘Bot Army’
An Australian university has unearthed millions of Tweets by fake accounts pushing disinformation on the Ukraine war, Peter Cronau reports. The sample size dwarfs other studies of covert propaganda about the war on social media.
Caitlin Johnstone: ‘Russian Propaganda’ Means Disputing US Propaganda
Managers of empire understand something that the general public does not; that human minds are very hackable, which can be used to advance the interests of power.
State-Backed Alliance for Securing Democracy Smears The Grayzone
The online censorship initiative depicted critical reporting about the Iowa caucuses as part of a Russian plot, Alex Rubinstein reports. Independent reporter Jordan Chariton was also targeted.
Et Tu, RT? Amplifying Western Disinformation on Rwanda
The great lie about the Rwandan bloodbath opened the door to a far larger genocide in Congo and helped justify U.S. military interventions in Libya and Syria, argues Ann Garrison.
‘Deep State’ Veterans find New Homes in Mainstream Media
NBC News’ hiring of former CIA Director John Brennan is the latest in a wave of intelligence community stalwarts being given jobs in the media, raising concerns over conflicts of interests, reports Caitlin Johnstone.
Unpacking the Shadowy Outfit Behind 2017’s Biggest Fake News Story
In late 2016, about 200 websites – including Consortiumnews.com – were identified as “Russian propaganda outlets” by the dubious website PropOrNot, hiding behind a cloak of anonymity. Now, journalist George Eliason peels back some of that anonymity in this article…
George W. Bush: Dupe or Deceiver?
From the Archive: With six in ten Americans – including a majority of Democrats – now holding favorable views of George W. Bush, we republish an analysis by Robert Parry from 2010, when the revisionist history of Bush’s presidency began…
WPost Pushes More Dubious Russia-bashing
Special Report: The Washington Post has published another front-page story about Russia maybe placing some ads on Facebook, but the article violates a host of journalistic principles in hyping its case, reports Robert Parry.
Syrian Rebels Caught in ‘False-Flag’ Kidnapping
Exclusive: In August 2013, when the U.S. government almost went to war in Syria over a Sarin attack, suspicions that it was a rebel “false-flag” were ridiculed. But new disclosures about a rebel role in kidnapping NBC’s Richard Engel several months earlier show the rebels knew…