Russian propaganda effort helped spread 'fake news' during election, experts say
Room V 12/3/2016 11:02 PM GMT+0100
The main practitioners of "fake news" are: CNN, MSNBC, Fox, the news divisions of the broadcasting networks, THIS NEWSPAPER, the NY Times, and other major print sources, and online publications.
These sources of fake news have far greater reach than any propaganda efforts by Russia, or some other government, or some mischievous, tech-savvy teenager in Slovenia.
Now they are trying to use more fake news -- a list compiled by an unknown group at a new web site called propornot.com -- to try to blacklist news and editorial web sites which fall outside the Washington consensus. Straight news sites like consortiumnews.com and counterpunch, as well as sites on the left like truthout and thruthdig, and sites on the right like LewRockwell, are all included on this list WaPo is promoting as Russian-inspired (or Russian-directed) propaganda. These are news and editorial sites which oppose the neoliberal neocon agenda. WaPo wants to suppress these dissenting voices or at least discredit them as Russian stooges.
I think, frankly, WaPo and the other purveyors of "fake news" have done quite enough over the past year or so to discredit themselves.