Tag Archives: Disinformation

On This Day — Korean Airliner Flight 007 Shot Down (September 1 1983) [2019]

“Governments lie. They do it all the time. And, much as we’d like to believe otherwise, the US government is no exception. There were times when we may have believed otherwise. But after Vietnam and Watergate, we know better.” US … Continue reading

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On This Day — Happy Birthday to Ian Fleming (May 28 1908 – August 12 1964)

“Fleming found he had a love for espionage, and combined with his support for all things British, provided purpose to his life. But after WWII ended, he found himself at loose ends, and took a job with a newspaper. He … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — The Washington Post Rewrites History [Lockerbie]

“President Ronald Reagan didn’t seek congressional approval when he bombed Libya in retaliation for a bombing of a Pan Am flight over Lockerbie, Scotland.” Amber Phillips — Washington Post (April 7 2017) “The result is post-truth discourse. In our new … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — Russia Hacking : The Facts about Obama’s Warning Message to Putin

“International law, including the law for armed conflict, applies to actions in cyberspace. We will hold Russia to those standards.” US Message to Moscow over the Red Phone (October 31 2016) “Moscow’s hacking and dumping of Democratic emails to WikiLeaks … Continue reading

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On This Day — “Dewey Defeats Truman” (November 2 1948)

“Truman and his running mate, Senator Alben Barkley of Kentucky, pulled off their shocking victory. Truman’s underdog ticket racked up 303 electoral votes and 49.6 percent of the popular vote to Dewey’s 189 electoral votes and 45.1 percent of the … Continue reading

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Fake News & Disinformation — A New and Suspicious Definition from the UK Government

“There is a wonderful book that you might read… And the title of it is from a quote from Winston Churchill: ‘In time of war, the truth is so precious, it must be attended by a bodyguard of lies.’” U.S. … Continue reading

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On This Day — Korean Airliner Flight 007 Shot Down (September 1 1983)

“Governments lie. They do it all the time. And, much as we’d like to believe otherwise, the US government is no exception. There were times when we may have believed otherwise. But after Vietnam and Watergate, we know better.” US … Continue reading

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Fake News & History in the Post-Truth Era — From the Korean War To The Havana Syndrome

“Falsehood flies, and truth comes limping after it, so that when men come to be undeceived, it is too late; the jest is over, and the tale hath had its effect: like a man, who hath thought of a good … Continue reading

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Fake News & Disinformation — Ukraine Condemned for Faking Arkady Babchenko’s Murder

“Reporters Without Borders expresses its sharp indignation on learning of the Ukrainian secret service’s manipulation carried out as part of an information war. It is always very dangerous for states to play with facts and especially on the backs of … Continue reading

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Fake News & Disinformation — Murdered Kremlin Critic Feeling Good

“I can understand perfectly how the report of my illness got about, I have even heard on good authority that I was dead. James Ross Clemens, a cousin of mine, was seriously ill two or three weeks ago in London, … Continue reading

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