Western Media Rely on Dubious Sources in Smears Directed Against China

Thursday, 13 October 2022 — CovertAction Magazine

By Felix Abt

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Much of the disinformation is drawn from the dissident Falun Gong sect whose leaders believe that aliens brought science to the world so they could take control of human bodies.

By now, everyone in the West should know that there is mass slave labor in the Chinese province of Xinjiang, where Muslim Uyghurs live. The slaves have to work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and without pay. Worse, they are not even Uyghurs, but foreigners, and Americans at that. The inhumane owners of the cotton farms, most of whom are Uyghurs themselves, force American John Deere machines to do unlimited slave labor on their 90% automated farms.

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Only Adult Children Still Believe U.S. Propaganda

Friday, 30 September 2022 — Ed Curtin

It should now be quite clear to any reasonable person that the Biden administration is hell-bent on destroying Russia and will risk nuclear war in doing so.  It has already started World War III with its use of Ukraine to light the final match.  The problem is that reasonable people are in very short supply, and, as Ray McGovern recently wrote in “Brainwashed for War with Russia, the Biden administration and their media lackeys
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The ‘Fact-Checking’ Liberal Media

Friday, 26 August, 2022 — The New Dark Age

Sam Husseini flags an unhinged exchange between NPR’s Terry Gross and New York Times Magazine writer Robert Draper.

By Sam HUSSEINI

In a remarkably unhinged analysis, NPR host Terry Gross and New York Times Magazine writer Robert Draper claimed that Russia is a communist country — as they went on about how detached from reality rightwing Republicans are.

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What do the New York Times, Kiev Independent, Euromaidan Press, Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, and TikTok All Have in Common?

Monday, 22 August 2022 — CovertAction Magazine

By John Parker

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They are all funded by or staffed by Western and U.S. intelligence members pushing the U.S. narrative about the war in Ukraine. This is why Struggle-La-Lucha.org organized a fact-finding mission to Ukraine and Russia to report on the suppressed information that challenges the narrative of NATO and its member states, led by the U.S.

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Most of the “Fact-Checking” Organizations Facebook Uses in Ukraine Are Directly Funded by Washington

Tuesday, 2 August 2022 — MintPress News

Facebook Fact Checkers Feature photo

Fact Checking the Fact Checkers

Most of the fact-checking organizations Facebook has partnered with to monitor and regulate information about Ukraine are directly funded by the U.S. government, either through the U.S. Embassy or via the notorious National Endowment for Democracy (NED).

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NATO-Backed Network of Syria Dirty War Propagandists Identified

Monday, 1 August 2022  — Internationalist 360°

Defaming journalism on the OPCW’s Syria cover-up scandal, The Guardian and its NATO-funded sources out themselves as the real “network of conspiracy theorists.”

On June 10th, The Guardian’s Mark Townsend published an article headlined “Russia-backed network of Syria conspiracy theorists identified.” (“Russia-backed” has since been removed).

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50 Sick Headlines About Vladimir Putin’s Health

Friday, 22 July 2022 — Moon of Alabama

Over the last months the British MI-6 disinformation service had fun with strewing rumors over Vladimir Putin’s health, mostly via British tabloids. It used its usual tools – a former MI-6 chief, ‘former’ MI-6 spies and the ever available ‘anonymous’ Russian oligarch who lives in London. Like its other propaganda claims these were obvious nonsense but found a reliably echo in the gossip media.
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Canada: Government Censorship Rebrands with “Disinformation” Campaign

Wednesday, 20 July, 2022 — Dissident Voice

by Yves Engler

Last week the Social Media Lab at Toronto Metropolitan University’s School of Management released a report titled “The reach of Russian propaganda and disinformation in Canada”. According to lead author Anatoliy Gruzd, “the research provides evidence that the Kremlin’s disinformation is reaching more Canadians than one would expect. Left unchallenged, state-sponsored information operations can stoke societal tensions and could even undermine democracy itself.”

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UK Propaganda Meets Physical Reality

Tuesday, 19 July 2022 — Geopolitics And Climate Change

He [Putin] has weaponised food, energy and refugees, spreading economic and political pain across the continent. Sanctions don’t work, a land for peace deal would be a disaster. Only the military route remains

Simon Tisdall, The Observer, July 17th 2022.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jul/17/putin-is-already-at-war-with-europe-there-is-only-one-way-to-stop-him

As the reality of Russian victory is becoming harder to cover up by the day, the UK post-Empire desperation to “take Russia on” is shown by Mr. Tisdall above in a statement full of lies from start to finish. It’s like a corgi barking at a bear; the bulldog having being put down long ago. Coming from a pseudo-left newspaper (Gurdian/Observer) fully neutered and leashed by the British establishment after the Snowden affair.
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Directing the Moderate Rebels: Syria as a Digital Age Crucible for Information and Propaganda Warfare

Friday, 1 July 2022 — Internationalist 360°

Ben Arthur Thomason

Syria prop

A decade into Syria’s catastrophe as one of the deadliest wars of the 21st century, we can take greater stock of its effects not just on geopolitics and Syria itself, but on imperial management strategies, information warfare, and popular culture, particularly when considering the interventions by the West and its regional allies. A key pillar of Western imperialist projects next to the hard power of bombs and economic sanctions is the soft power of diplomatic maneuvering, media and cultural imperialism, manufacturing public consent for war, and inventing realities to maintain ideological hegemony. The complementary dialectic between hard and soft power in the US led imperial project in Syria built on historical ventures in Muslim majority countries and evolved propaganda and civil society hybrid warfare strategies that may become foundational for 21st century warfare.
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Ukraine Is The Most Aggressively Trolled War Of All Time: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

Friday, 1 July 2022 — Caitlin Johnson

Caitlin Johnstone

There’s a lot going on in America and the people are very stressed out and frightened, but don’t worry, there’s nothing the US government won’t do to make sure more High Mobility Artillery Rocket systems get to Ukraine.

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Cognitive Warfare: Israel Targets Journalists Who Threaten Its Reality-Creation Tactics

Monday, 23 June 2022 — MintPress News

They were shooting directly at the journalists: New evidence suggests Shireen Abu Akleh was killed in targeted attack by Israeli forces”. Thus read a CNN headline on May 26, 2022, for an article describing what may have been a “targeted killing,” – that is, assassination – of Al Jazeera journalist Shirleen Abu Akleh, a 51-year-old highly esteemed Palestinian-American journalist who had covered Israeli repression of the Palestinian population for about 25 years before she was killed.

Jonathan Cook

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Russia Is Running Out Of [Whatever The Media Claim]

Sunday, 26 June 2022 — Moon of Alabama

The main stream media have no problem with contradicting their own reporting:

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The Guardian Churns Out Embarrassingly Awful Empire Propaganda

Sunday, 19 June 2022 — Caitlin Johnson

Caitlin Johnstone

Listen to a reading of this article:

The Guardian has put out a smear piece on critics of the imperial Syria narrative that reads like propaganda made by seven year-olds without adult supervision.

The article was initially released under the headline “Russia-backed network of Syria conspiracy theorists identified,” which was then hastily edited to “Network of Syria conspiracy theorists identified,” because the article does not even make an attempt to argue that all of the so-called “conspiracy theorists” it smears are backed by the Russian government. It claims only that the Russian government has at times cited and amplified information about Syria which is inconvenient for the US empire, which, you know, duh. Obviously it’s going to do that.

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