Category Archives: Fake News

Disinformation — Who Coined That Word Anyway?

“The mood of national suspicion prevalent during the last decade … is well illustrated by General Krivitsky’s account of the German ‘Disinformation Service,’ engaged in manufacturing fake military plans for the express purpose of having them stolen by foreign governments.” … Continue reading

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Fake News — The Case Against Former CIA Officer Jerry Lee

“Some former officials who reviewed the evidence described the case against Mr. Lee as strong but circumstantial, not bulletproof. Some at the C.I.A. argued that officials were too quick to suspect a mole — especially a Chinese-American — when there … Continue reading

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Studies in Intelligence — “To Resist Disinformation, Learn to Think Like an Intelligence Analyst”

“Do You Really Need More Information? The US Intelligence Community invests heavily in improved intelligence collection systems while managers of analysis lament the comparatively small sums devoted to enhancing analytical resources, improving analytical methods, or gaining better understanding of the cognitive … Continue reading

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UK Poll — “Who do you think played the most important role in defeating the Nazis?”

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana —  Philosopher, poet and novelist “In 1945, most French people thought that the Soviet Union deserved the most credit for Nazi Germany’s defeat in World War II — even … Continue reading

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Fake News — Smart People are Not Immune

“Fake news is a sign of intolerant and hypersensitive attitudes, and leads only to the spread of arrogance and hatred. That is the end result of untruth. (…) This false but believable news is ‘captious’, inasmuch as it grasps people’s … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — French 2017 Presidential Election — Facebook and Google to Tackle ‘Fake News’ Stories

“For so long, we had resisted having standards about whether something’s newsworthy because we did not consider ourselves a service that was predominantly for the distribution of news. And that was wrong! We have a responsibility here. I think we … Continue reading

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UK — Theresay May Creates “Fake News” Intelligence Unit

“[Russia] is seeking to weaponise information. Deploying its state-run media organisations to plant fake stories and photo-shopped images in an attempt to sow discord in the West and undermine our institutions. So I have a very simple message for Russia. … Continue reading

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Fake News & Journalism for Peace — Pope Francis : “The Truth Will Set You Free.”

“Fake news is a sign of intolerant and hypersensitive attitudes, and leads only to the spread of arrogance and hatred. That is the end result of untruth. (…) This false but believable news is ‘captious’, inasmuch as it grasps people’s … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — “Trump Dossier”: Can Intelligence officials ‘legally’ disclose classified information to members of the press?

“I think it was disgraceful that the intelligence agencies allowed any information that turned out to be so false and fake out. I think it’s a disgrace.” US President-Elect Donald Trump “Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — The “Trump Dossier”: A Clever Fabrication?

“I think it was disgraceful – disgraceful that the intelligence agencies allowed any information that turned out to be so false and fake out. I think it’s a disgrace… and that’s something that Nazi Germany would have done and did … Continue reading

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