Friday, October 6, 2017

Fake news website - Found on the Web


Counter-Disinformation Team[edit]

The United States Department of State planned to use a unit called the Counter-Disinformation Team, formed with the intention of combating disinformation from the Russian government, and that it was disbanded in September 2015 after department heads missed the scope of propaganda before the 2016 U.S. election.[48][49] The U.S. State Department put eight months into developing the unit before scrapping it.[48] It would have been a reboot of the Active Measures Working Group set up by Reagan.[49][50] The Counter-Disinformation Team was set up under the Bureau of International Information Programs.[49][50] Work began in 2014, with the intention to combat propaganda from Russian sources such as Russia Today.[49][50] U.S. Intelligence officials explained to former National Security Agency analyst and counterintelligence officer John R. Schindler that the Obama Administration decided to cancel the unit as they were afraid of antagonizing Russia.[49][50] U.S. Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy Richard Stengel was point person for the unit before it was canceled.[49][50] Stengel previously wrote about disinformation by Russia Today.[51][52][53]...

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