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May 05 2023
Ex-Spy Behind Discredited Hunter Biden Letter Said He Wanted To Provide Biden Campaign With a Debate 'Talking Point'
The former CIA official behind the discredited letter that claimed Hunter Biden's laptop was Russian disinformation told associates he wanted it used as a "talking point" in Joe Biden's 2020 debate against Donald Trump. Michael Morell, the former acting director of the CIA, laid out the strategy in an Oct. 19, 2020, email to former CIA director John Brennan obtained by the Washington FreeWashington Free Beacon
Apr 28 2022
Musk breaks silence on Biden disinformation board formation after Twitter buyout: 'Discomforting'
Tesla CEO Elon Musk appeared to react negatively on Twitter in response to the Biden administration’s establishment of a "Disinformation Governance Board" to combat online disinformation just days after Musk’s deal to buy Twitter.
"Discomforting," the South African billionaire posted on Twitter in response to a tweet from conservative commentator Steven Crowder comparing the newlyFox News (Online News)
Feb 06 2020
Russian disinformation 'ongoing problem' says FBI chief
Russia is still interfering in US politics, according to FBI director Christopher Wray.
He was answering questions about online disinformation at a US House judiciary committee hearing.
"We are seeing, and have never stopped seeing, efforts to engage in malign foreign influence by the Russians," he told lawmakers.
China is also using disinformation campaigns to shiftBBC News
Mar 02 2021
Disinformation Fuels Distrust And Even Violence At All Levels Of Government
One day before the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in January, thousands of miles away in northern California, anger began to boil over at a meeting of the Shasta County Board of Supervisors.
"This is a scamdemic, it's a plandemic, and it's a damndemic. We're sick of it!" one woman shouted.
Again and again, residents railed against public officials for enforcing socialNPR (Online News)
Nov 07 2019
Disinformation still running rampant on Facebook, study says
Most of the attention on Facebook and disinformation in the past week or so has focused on the platform’s decision not to fact-check political advertising, along with the choice of right-wing site Breitbart News as one of the “trusted sources” for Facebook’s News tab. But these two developments are just part of the much larger story about Facebook’s role in distributing disinformation of allColumbia Journalism Review
Oct 08 2019
Hey Democrats, ‘Disinformation’ Can Sort Itself Out
Facebook’s refusal to ‘fact-check’ political speech has the DNC up in arms.
Facebook recently stated that it will neither censor nor “fact-check” statements by politicians on their site. This is great for political speech but — apparently — unwelcome news to the leadership of at least one of the major political parties.
The Democratic National Committee slammed Facebook’sNational Review
May 02 2023
Blinken Doesn't Deny Reaching Out to Morell About Laptop Story
Secretary of State Antony Blinken in an interview on Monday denied that it was his idea to have 51 former intelligence officials publish a letter before the 2020 election calling the Hunter Biden laptop story Russian disinformation, but he did not deny reaching out to former CIA Deputy Director Mike Morell, who spearheaded the effort. “[W]ith regard to that letter, I didn’t — it wasn’t my ideaBreitbart News
May 02 2023
‘Wasn’t My Idea’: Blinken Downplays Role In Suppressing Hunter Biden Laptop Story
Secretary of State Antony Blinken downplayed his role in efforts to suppress the Hunter Biden laptop story in an interview with Fox News Monday. Former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morrell testified before Congress in April that Blinken reached out to him and “triggered” the creation of a letter signed by dozens of members of the intelligence community in Oct. 2020. The letter claimed thatThe Daily Caller
May 08 2023
GOP lawmakers ask Blinken for information on 2020 public letter from ex-intel officials casting doubt on Hunter Biden laptop story
The Republican chairs of the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday asking for information related to the crafting of a public letter signed weeks before the 2020 presidential election by dozens of former intelligence officials, who said they saw signs the Hunter Biden laptop story could be Russian disinformation.
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May 02 2023
Blinken denies he’s behind infamous letter claiming Hunter laptop was Russian disinfo, then deflects
Secretary of State Antony Blinken proclaimed his innocence on Fox News Monday, denying that he orchestrated the now-infamous letter from 51 intelligence officials in October of 2020 that claimed the Hunter Biden laptop was most likely Russian disinformation. “One of the great benefits of this job is that I don’t do politics, don’t engage in it,” the secretary of state disingenuously claimed. “Bizpac Review