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Russia Spread Fake News To Influence US Election

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November 24, 2016

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PropOrNot

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PropOrNot
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MottoIs It Propaganda Or Not? - Your Friendly Neighborhood Propaganda Identification Service, Since 2016!
TypeWebsite
Legal statusOnline
PurposeNews analysis
Official language
English
Executive Director[1]
Anonymous[1]
Websitewww.propornot.com/p/home.html
PropOrNot is a group that seeks to expose what it calls Russian propaganda and groups that use material from Russian sources.
PropOrNot's methods and its anonymity have received criticism from publications including The New YorkerHarper'sFortuneThe Intercept, and Rolling Stone among others.

Operations and organization[edit]

The website is anonymously written; a spokesperson for the website who spoke by phone to the New Yorker was described as an American male who was "well versed in Internet culture and swore enthusiastically". The same spokesperson said that the group comprised around 40 individuals.[2]

Compiled list[edit]

PropOrNot says there was a Russian propaganda effort involved in propagating fake news during the 2016 U.S. election.[3][4] PropOrNot has said it analyzed data from Twitter and Facebook and tracked propaganda from a disinformation campaign by Russia that had a national reach of 15 million people within the United States.[3][4] PropOrNot concluded that accounts belonging to both Russia Today and Sputnik News promoted "false and misleading stories in their reports", and additionally magnified other false articles found on the Internet to support their propaganda effort.[3]
PropOrNot published a list of websites they called "bona-fide ‘useful idiots’" of the Russian government based on methodology they called "a combination of manual and automated analysis, including analysis of content, timing, technical indicators, and other reporting".[5] The group's list included Zero HedgeNaked Capitalism, the Ron Paul InstituteBlack Agenda ReportTruthoutTruthdigantiwar.com, and CounterPunch, although they did not provide any individual analysis to justify inclusion on the list.[5] CounterPunch in response called PropOrNot a "shady little group", its findings "bogus", and their inclusion on the list a "baseless allegation". After email communications, PropOrNot agreed to remove CounterPunch from the list.[6]

Criticism[edit]

Andrew Cockburn, Washington editor for Harper's, was sharply critical of The Washington Post's decision to put the story on its front page, calling the article a "sorry piece of trash".[1] Writers in The InterceptFortune, and Rolling Stone criticized The Washington Post for including a report by an organization with no reputation for fact-checking in an article on "fake news".[7][8][9] The Intercept journalists Glenn Greenwald and Ben Norton were particularly critical of the inclusion of Naked Capitalism on the list of "useful idiots" for Russian propagandists.[7]
Later, in The New Yorker, Adrian Chen said that he had been previously contacted by the organization, but had chosen not to follow up with them. Looking more carefully into their methodology, he argued that PropOrNot's criteria for establishing propaganda were so broad that they could have included "not only Russian state-controlled media organizations, such as Russia Today, but nearly every news outlet in the world, including the Post itself" on their list.[2]
Writing for Rolling StoneMatt Taibbi questioned the methodology used by PropOrNot and the lack of information about who was behind the organization.[9]
In December 2016, The Washington Post appended an "Editor's Note" to its article in response to the criticism of PropOrNot's list of websites.[10] The note read, "The Post, which did not name any of the sites, does not itself vouch for the validity of PropOrNot's findings regarding any individual media outlet, nor did the article purport to do so."[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Jump up to:a b c Grove, Lloyd (9 December 2016), "Washington Post on the 'Fake News' Hot Seat", The Daily Beast, retrieved 11 December 2016
  2. ^ Jump up to:a b Chen, Adrian (December 1, 2016). "The Propaganda About Russian Propaganda". The New Yorker. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  3. ^ Jump up to:a b c d Timberg, Craig (24 November 2016), "Russian propaganda effort helped spread 'fake news' during election, experts say", The Washington Post, retrieved 15 December 2016, Two teams of independent researchers found that the Russians exploited American-made technology platforms to attack U.S. democracy at a particularly vulnerable moment
  4. ^ Jump up to:a b "Russian propaganda effort likely behind flood of fake news that preceded election", PBS NewsHour, Associated Press, 25 November 2016, retrieved 26 November 2016
  5. ^ Jump up to:a b Nelson, Steven (November 29, 2016). "Publications Called Russian-Propaganda Distributors Consider Suing Anonymous 'Experts'". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  6. Jump up^ "CounterPunch as Russian Propagandists: the Washington Post's Shallow Smear". counterpunch.org. 2 December 2016. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  7. ^ Jump up to:a b Ben Norton; Glenn Greenwald (26 November 2016), "Washington Post Disgracefully Promotes a McCarthyite Blacklist From a New, Hidden, and Very Shady Group", The Intercept, retrieved 27 November 2016
  8. Jump up^ Ingram, Matthew (25 November 2016), "No, Russian Agents Are Not Behind Every Piece of Fake News You See", Fortune magazine, retrieved 27 November 2016
  9. ^ Jump up to:a b Taibbi, Matt (28 November 2016). "The 'Washington Post' 'Blacklist' Story Is Shameful and Disgusting". Rolling Stone.
  10. Jump up^ "Washington Post Appends Editor's Note to Russian Propaganda Story". Washingtonian. December 7, 2016. Retrieved December 13, 2016.

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PropOrNot’s Grandiose Fabrications Naked Capitalism  Posted on December 5, 2016 by Yves Smith
The fake news site about fake news known as PropOrNot1 has been roundly derided, most recently by the New Yorker and the media watchdog FAIR, as an inept propaganda effort that has gotten far more attention that it ever deserved.

It’s worth noting that PropOrNot’s efforts, as Ben Norton and Glenn Greenwald at the Intercept, and Matt Taibbi at Rolling Stone pointed out, were so obviously childish and overreaching that no reputable reporter should ever have regarded them as credible....  A fresh incident involves the curious removal of five websites, including CounterPunch, from PropOrNot’s McCarthyite blacklist of 200 websites.


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The List - PropOrNot
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Nov 30, 2016 

List v0.0.6: Initial Release
List v0.0.7:
Removed following constructive conversations with outlet operators: 
aanirfan.blogspot.co.uk, 
abovetopsecret.com, 
counterpunch.org, 
nutritionfacts.org
russia-direct.org

Added: 
4thmedia.org, kremlintrolls: n an August 02 2015 post about the GlobalResearch.ca network of websites I turned up a site in China, 4thmedia.org. This post will repeat some of that information, and build out the Chinese network it is part of. Sites like GlobalResearch.ca and 4thMedia.org are channels broadcasting the work of agents of influence.
nsnbc.me, 
presstv.com, 
theunhivedmind.com, 
sana.sy

More detailed analysis is ongoing:

activistpost.com
newcoldwar.org
4threvolutionarywar.wordpress.com
newstarget.com
aanirfan.blogspot.co.uk
newswithviews.com
abeldanger.net
nowtheendbegins.com
abovetopsecret.com
nutritionfacts.org
ahtribune.com
off-guardian.org
allnewspipeline.com
oftwominds.com
americanlookout.com
oilgeopolitics.net
americasfreedomfighters.com
opednews.com
amren.com
orientalreview.org
amtvmedia.com
patriotrising.com
ancient-code.com
paulcraigroberts.org
anonews.co
platosguns.com
anonhq.com
pravda.ru
antiwar.com
pravdareport.com
asia-pacificresearch.com
prepperwebsite.com
assassinationscience.com
prisonplanet.com
baltimoregazette.com
rbth.com
barenakedislam.com
readynutrition.com
beforeitsnews.com
redflagnews.com
bignuggetnews.com
regated.com
blackagendareport.com
rense.com
blacklistednews.com
righton.com
christianfightback.com
rinf.com
collective-evolution.com
ronpaulinstitute.org
conservativedailypost.com
rt.com
consortiumnews.com
rumormillnews.com
corbettreport.com
ruptly.tv
cosmicscientist.com
russia-direct.org
countercurrents.org
russia-insider.com
counterinformation.wordpress.com
sentinelblog.com
counterpunch.org
sgtreport.com
dailyoccupation.com
shiftfrequency.com
dailystormer.com
shtfplan.com
darkmoon.me
silentmajoritypatriots.com
darkpolitricks.com
silverdoctors.com
davidstockmanscontracorner.com
sott.net
dcclothesline.com
southfront.org
dcleaks.com
sputniknews.com
defenddemocracy.press
stormcloudsgathering.com
dennismichaellynch.com
strategic-culture.org
disclose.tv
superstation95.com
disclosuremedia.net
survivopedia.com
drudgereport.com
the-newspapers.com
educate-yourself.org
theantimedia.org
educateinspirechange.org
thecommonsenseshow.com
endingthefed.com
thedailybell.com
endoftheamericandream.com
thedailysheeple.com
endtime.com
theduran.com
eutimes.net
theearthchild.co.za
eutopia.buzz
theeconomiccollapseblog.com
ewao.com
theeventchronicle.com
eyeopening.info
thefederalistpapers.org
fellowshipoftheminds.com
thefreethoughtproject.com
filmsforaction.org
themindunleashed.org
floridasunpost.com
thenewsdoctors.com
foreignpolicyjournal.com
therebel.media
fourwinds10.net
therussophile.org
freedomoutpost.com
thesaker.is
gaia.com
thesleuthjournal.com
galacticconnection.com
thetruenews.info
gangstergovernment.com
thetruthseeker.co.uk
gatesofvienna.net
thirdworldtraveler.com
geopolmonitor.com
toprightnews.com
globalresearch.ca kremlintrolls: window dressing for Russian and Iranian information operations partners:
  • projectcensored.org
  • rickrozoff.wordpress.com
  • strategic-culture.org
  • corbettreport.com
  • washingtonsblog.com
  • 4thmedia.org - China  “lifelong grassroots political activist” for the cause of Korea’s self-determined reunification, peace and security. As a result, he’s been also deeply involved with the human liberation and global justice issues around the world.
  • claritypress.com
trueactivist.com
godlikeproductions.com
trunews.com
govtslaves.info
truth-out.org
greanvillepost.com
truthandaction.org
guccifer2.wordpress.com
truthdig.com
hangthebankers.com
truthfeed.com
healthnutnews.com
truthkings.com
henrymakow.com
ufoholic.com
heresyblog.net
undergroundworldnews.com
humansarefree.com
unz.com
ihavethetruth.com
usanewshome.com
ihavethetruth.com
usapoliticsnow.com
in5d.com
usasupreme.com
informationclearinghouse.info
usdcrisis.com
infowars.com
usslibertyveterans.org
intellihub.com
vdare.com
intrepidreport.com
veteransnewsnow.com
investmentresearchdynamics.com
veteranstoday.com
investmentwatchblog.com
vigilantcitizen.com
jackpineradicals.com
viralliberty.com
jamesrgrangerjr.com
voltairenet.org
jewsnews.co.il
wakeupthesheep.com
journal-neo.org
wakingtimes.com
katehon.com
washingtonsblog.com
katehon.org
wearechange.org
kingworldnews.com
weshapelife.org
lewrockwell.com
whatdoesitmean.com
libertyblitzkrieg.com
whatreallyhappened.com
libertywritersnews.com
wikileaks.com
makeamericagreattoday.com
wikileaks.org
memoryholeblog.com
wikispooks.com
mintpressnews.com
worldnewspolitics.com
moonofalabama.org
worldpoliticsus.com
nakedcapitalism.com
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naturalblaze.com
yournewswire.com
naturalnews.com
zerohedge.com


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