Diagnosing Disinformation: a reply to Wilson and Starbird

2 December 2020 — Tim Hayward

Author’s note: This article was originally due to appear in Misinformation Review, the Harvard-based journal that published the piece it responds to. The editorial board accepted the article for publication, but because of the challenging nature of my critique, they decided it should be published under the rubric of a letter to the editor so as to allow a right of reply to the authors of the article criticised. Three weeks after it was sent out to those authors, I was informed that ‘we are unable to publish letters on our site at this time.’ [Submitted to Misinformation Review 22 August 2020; Accepted for publication 30 October 2020; notified of non-publication 30 November 2020.]

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The huckster and the hack: UK govt report undermines stars of Cambridge Analytica-Russiagate scandal

2 November 2020 — The Grayzone

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Self-styled whistleblower Christopher Wylie and The Guardian reporter Carole Cadwalladr earned film deals and flashy awards by blaming Brexit and Trump on a sweeping conspiracy between data firm Cambridge Analytica and Russia. A British government investigation shatters their claims to fame.

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Bidengate: Hunter Biden’s Story Could Help Hillary Clinton To Become Vice President

2 November 2020 — Moon of Alabama

The recently revealed business deals of Hunter Biden will strongly influence politics after an eventual Joe Biden win in tomorrows election.

On October 15 the New York Post published a story on Hunter Biden based on data from a laptop Joe Biden’s son had left with a repair shop. The Biden family has not disputed that the laptop or the data on it is genuine. Next to the porn on the laptop there were thousand of emails which describe shady deals with a (now defunct) large Chinese energy company, CEFC.

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With the Hunter Biden Exposé, Suppression is a Bigger Scandal Than The Actual Story

24 October 2020 — Reporting by Matt Tiabbi

Unprecedented efforts to squelch information about a New York Post story may prove to be more dangerous corruption than whatever Hunter Biden did with a crooked Ukrainian energy company

Matt Taibbi

 The incredible decision by Twitter and Facebook to block access to a New York Post story about a cache of emails reportedly belonging to Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s son Hunter, with Twitter going so far as to lock the 200 year-old newspaper out of its own account for over a week, continues to be a major underreported scandal. Continue reading

How a Senate Inquiry Revealed the Israeli Surveillance Industry’s Role in Orchestrating Russiagate

11 September 2020 — Mint Press

Raul Diego

A Senate investigation reveals that a consortium of Israeli hacking and surveillance firms coordinated and facilitated meetings between Trump campaign operatives and Russia during the 2016 campaign, but they don’t really want to talk about it.

CIA Behind Guccifer & Russiagate – a Plausible Scenario

14 August 2020 — Strategic Culture Foundation

William Binney is the former technical director of the U.S. National Security Agency who worked at the agency for 30 years. He is a respected independent critic of how American intelligence services abuse their powers to illegally spy on private communications of U.S. citizens and around the globe. Given his expert inside knowledge, it is worth paying attention to what Binney says.

UK ‘Russia report’ fear-mongers about meddling yet finds no evidence

25 July 2020 — The Grayzone

A long-awaited UK report finds no evidence of Russian meddling, but that hasn’t stopped the fear-mongering.

The report claims the UK government didn’t find evidence because it didn’t look for it, and backs increased powers for intelligence agencies and media censorship as a result. Afshin Rattansi, a British journalist and host of RT’s Going Underground, responds.

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Bill Binney on Russian “Hacking” – Live

23 July, 2020 — Craig Murray

William Binney, former Technical Director of the National Security Agency (NSA – GCHQ’s much bigger American brother) and the world’s foremost expert in cyber-surveillance, explains why it is impossible that Russia hacked the DNC and Podesta emails for Wikileaks.

From the International Schiller Institute, Washington DC live at 11am in Washington, 4pm in the UK.

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The “Russia Report”: Deep State reinforcing delusion to spread fear and seize power

22 July 2020 — Off Guardian

‘Suppressed’ report should be a lesson to those who begged for its release – be careful what you wish for

Kit Knightly

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The “Russia report” is an action plan for the intelligence agencies to hand MI5 direct control over the mechanisms of British democracy, and give the government legal power to control social media.

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Russia Report: Short on Details, But Long on Recommendations for Sweeping New Intelligence Powers

23 July 2020 – American Herald Tribune

By Alan McCloud

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The much hyped Russia Report, detailing supposed foreign interference in British democracy has been released. The story is the number one topic in the United Kingdom right now, with new Labour leader Keir Starmer calling for Russian TV network RT to be kicked out of the country, and promising to make this new national security threat top priority.

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