Tag Archives: Fake News

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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POLL : “Who do you think played the most important role in defeating the Nazis?” [2019]

“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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Animal Spies & Warriors — Red Army Trained 1500 Moose to Invade Finland

“If you think ‘Navy Seals’ sound fearsome, how about the ‘Soviet Battle Moose’? They’ve certainly been getting the media in Finland fired up – although a little basic journalistic fact-checking might have saved them from all the worry.” Russia Today … Continue reading

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On This Day – U.S. Air Force Carpet-Bombs Dresden (February 13-15 1945)

“We don’t carpet bomb civilians.” Former CIA Director John McLaughlin (February 9 2017) “Dresden is the largest unbombed city the enemy has got. The intention of the attack is (…) to show the Russians when they arrive what Bomber Command … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Theresa 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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One Year Ago — 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 — Should You Trust The New York Times and Its Anonymous Sources? [Lockerbie]

“The evidence of a possible Libyan link, first reported publicly this week by the French newsmagazine L’Express, was confirmed and detailed by American officials involved in the investigation of the Pan Am bombing.” MICHAEL WINES — The New York Times … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Netherlands : US Ambassador’s ‘Fake News’ Claim Backfires

“The Islamic movement has now gotten to a point where they have put Europe into chaos. Chaos in the Netherlands. There are cars being burned, there are politicians that are being burned. And yes, there are no-go zones in the … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — Czech Republic : “Centre Against Terrorism and Hybrid Threats” Set Up to Fight Fake News

“The key goal of Russian propaganda in the Czech Republic is to sow doubts into the minds of the people that democracy is the best system to organise a country, to build negative images of the European Union and Nato, … Continue reading

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