Be extremely cautious about anything your read, see, or hear on social media about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, even from what might initially sound like an authoritative source like a YT channel labeled something like “US Defense News”. These channels are created by individuals, who re-package public domain footage, often with a synthesized narration voice over. They are not authoritative, and in the fog of war, should be treated as fake news.
Zero Hedge, a financial web site, based in Bulgaria, accused of distributing Russian propaganda in lead up to Putin’s violent attacks on Ukraine.
The AP accepted an $8 million grant from climate change organizations and is using the grant to pay for 20 new staff members. 50 AP staff members are now paid from external, third-party grants. How can a reader tell if a news report is news or propaganda? They can’t tell. The only valid assumption is to assume all news reports are propaganda. Source: Climate activists spend millions for friendly Associated Press ‘news’
Surprisingly, the difference between different groups with a will and those without is very tiny and the gap is closing rapidly. But the CNBC headline chooses to spin this with an emotion-laden, inflammatory, click-bait headline.
Rolling Stone reports that former CNN president Zucker and his girlfriend, an EVP at CNN, were actively advising former NY Gov Andrew Cuomo on how to respond in public to Trump’s criticisms, and actively running a media propaganda campaign. Zucker’s resignation was attributed to a romantic conflict of interest that apparently everyone knew about for years – and is not the reason he’s gone. The reason he’s gone is CNN, it turned out, really was running a fake news operation. But for obvious reasons, they could not come right and say that.
CNN President admits to affair with former Gov. Andrew Cuomo public relations head. His network had been a long-time booster of the now disgraced former Governor.
The Oregonian’s “Hospitalized kids at record high” headline was false, and is ripped by a letter to the editor.
Always twist a good news event into a bad news event. There is only bad news, never hope.
NPR caught with its pants down. Again.
Great example of stupid click-bait fake news services.