When Spies Hack Journalism

Reporters usually care little about a source’s motives, provided their information is true and newsworthy. But what if the source is a foreign spy agency?

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How Persian Gulf Rivals Turned US Media Into Their Battleground

 

For the last year, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates have been leaking emails to journalists.

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A Hard Transparency Choice: What is WikiLeaks?

There are a number of competing interests weighing on the question of whether the intelligence community should provide more information about what WikiLeaks is and how it operates.

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Responsible Reporting in an Age of Irresponsible Information | The German Marshall Fund of the United States

In Brief: Disinformation and misinformation seem to be everywhere. They are often spread by foreign actors like the Russian government who aim to stoke tensions within the United States. Other state or non-state actors may already be starting to copy these tactics. The problem of disinformation is exacerbated by two deeper and longer-standing crises within the American media system: a crisis of business model and a crisis of norms.

Source: Responsible Reporting in an Age of Irresponsible Information | The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Correction: Trump’s Pick to Head CIA Did Not Oversee Waterboarding of Abu Zubaydah — ProPublica

Darn it … As I was getting to enjoy, women for a change, tormenting men at the workplace  … alas it was not true. Not all may be lost though … a glimmer of that gray area that is Thailand.

ProPublica erred when it reported in 2017 that Gina Haspel was in charge of a secret prison in Thailand during the infamous interrogation of an al-Qaida suspect.

Source: Correction: Trump’s Pick to Head CIA Did Not Oversee Waterboarding of Abu Zubaydah — ProPublica

TEDxBrussels censors presenter mid anti-censorship talk

Get ready for your head to explode.

In the middle of TEDxBrussels talk on March 5 that focused on censorship, a male event organizer walked onto the stage and physically dragged the female presenter off. And the kicker? The theme of the entire TEDx event was Brave New World — as in, yes, the Aldous Huxley book about a dystopian future wherein an all-powerful state controls the lives of its citizens.

And it only gets worse from there.

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