Tag Archives: Disinformation

On This Day — “Dewey Defeats Truman” (November 2 1948) [2020]

“Truman and his running mate, Senator Alben Barkley of Kentucky, pulled off their shocking victory. Truman’s underdog ticket racked up 303 electoral votes and 49.6 percent of the popular vote to Dewey’s 189 electoral votes and 45.1 percent of the … Continue reading

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On This Day — Korean Airliner Flight 007 Shot Down (September 1 1983) [2020]

“Governments lie. They do it all the time. And, much as we’d like to believe otherwise, the US government is no exception. There were times when we may have believed otherwise. But after Vietnam and Watergate, we know better.” US … Continue reading

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CIA MEMO : “How to Infiltrate an Organisation and Make it Dysfunctional”

The purpose of this paper is to characterize simple sabotage, to outline its possible effects, and to present suggestions for inciting and executing it. Simple Sabotage Field Manual — OSS (January 17 1944) This 1944 CIA memo, on how to … Continue reading

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COVID-19 — Brussels Top Politicians Caught Helping Chinese Disinformation [UPDATE : China accused by Brussels of running disinformation campaigns]

“The Chinese are already threatening with reactions if the report comes out.” Lutz Güllner — Head of communications at the EU foreign service (April 21 2020) April 29 2020 — China is the main actor spreading, both overtly and covertly, … Continue reading

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On this Day — Remembering Ian Fleming (28 May 1908 – 12 August 1964) : Father of James Bond & Master of Disinformation

“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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COVID-19 — The Boy Who Cried Wolf [Is Pompeo telling the truth about the Wuhan Lab?]

“Men bileve not lyghtly hym whiche is knowen for a lyer.” William Caxton —   English merchant, diplomat, and writer (c. 1422 – c. 1491) “What’s the cadet motto at West Point? You will not lie, cheat, or steal, or … Continue reading

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COVID-19 — Brussels Top Politicians Caught Helping Chinese Disinformation

“The Chinese are already threatening with reactions if the report comes out.” Lutz Güllner — Head of communications at the EU foreign service (April 21 2020) April 29 2020 — China is the main actor spreading, both overtly and covertly, … Continue reading

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On This Day — Mike Pompeo : “I was the CIA director. We lied, we cheated, we stole.” [April 15 2019]

“What’s the cadet motto at West Point? You will not lie, cheat, or steal, or tolerate those who do. I was the CIA director. We lied, we cheated, we stole. It’s – it was like – we had entire training … Continue reading

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Disinformation — A Quick Note about Facts & Truth

“The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command. His heart sank as he thought of the enormous power arrayed against him, the ease with which any Party intellectual … Continue reading

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Propaganda and Post-Truth

“The antidote to post-truth is not the verification of facts, this has always been the basis of the work of journalists and historians, it is the restoration of logic. This is why a new form of censorship is needed today. … Continue reading

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