Announcing the 2nd Annual REAL Fake News Awards!…

01/21/201979 Comments

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So what was the biggest fake news stinker of 2018? Corbett Report members are invited to log in and leave your nominations for worst fake news story of last year in the comments section below.

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  1. Hopeful Voluntarist says:

    #fakenews
    https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/06/health/oumuamua-alien-probe-harvard-intl/index.html

    “Interstellar object may have been alien probe, Harvard paper argues, but experts are skeptical”

  2. sa27 says:

    fake missile threat in hawai

  3. ClintTorrez says:

    Hello James! As far as fake news goes I think the SuperMicro story by the Intercept is a good qualifier as it was helping to foment the anti-Chinese tech distrust narrative. Also, the Sergei Skripnal case which definately overshadows most other fake news due to the sheer infeasability, proximity to Porton Down, Novichock chemical identifiers, stripper loving agent bafoonery(also doctored time signature footage) and the unfortunate exposure of local drug addicts to their demise. All highly unlikely events with Julia Skripnal sending a very guarded message to her Russian relatives. And don’t forget the precious Christopher Steele dossier, the lie that keeps on giving. There are plenty more… Crickets…haha
    Thank you so much for your work with Gerry Docherty, WWI Conspiracy and #PropogandaWatch and 9/11 War Games
    Thank you again, Clint

  4. zyxzevn says:

    The pentagon creating a FAKE budget to hide the loss of #21 trillion

    Latest Interview: Dr. Mark Skidmore – Deep State Cover-Up of Missing $21 Trillion Deeply Disturbing
    (would rename “Deep state” to “Pentagon and press” )
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3eHf9JJRZs Greg Hunter

    Description:
    Michigan State Economics Professor Mark Skidmore is being refused access to data that could explain $21 trillion in “missing money” from HUD and DOD. Now, the entire federal budget has been turned into a national security issue. There is literally no more public access to what the government spends your tax money on. Skidmore says, “Now, as of October 4th, we have effectively two sets of books. We have a set of books that can be manipulated and changed by a group of people that determine it’s a national security issue. They can alter the numbers and move things around within . . . or shift funding all the way to hide it. What we are going to do is produce a financial statement that is fake, and we will have no idea how much money was moved around, and we are all going to pretend we are going to have a real report. We will also have an actual report that will remain hidden. . . . It seems self-explanatory that if the government can’t track $21 trillion, there is something deeply wrong.”

    Additionally: The Washington post prints a FAKE story that tells that
    every dollar cancels each other out. Referring to Skidmore, who actually tells the opposite.

    By hiding the budget behind “national security” and making up FAKE numbers
    the Pentagon tries to explain away the disappearance of 21 Trillion dollars.

    I can’t think of a bigger fraud and faker story.
    This involves first the Pentagon, who make up FAKE numbers.
    And secondly the mainstream media, who make up FAKE stories.

    Here is Corbett’s interview with Skidmore:
    https://www.corbettreport.com/interview-1407-mark-skidmore-on-the-pentagons-missing-trillions/

    Dr. Mark Skidmore of Michigan State University joins us to discuss his research with Catherine Austin Fitts into the $21 trillion in unaccounted transactions on the books of the US Department of Defence and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. We discuss what we know and don’t know about the subject, the Pentagon’s nonsensical and inadequate excuses for the debacle, the new accounting guideline that legally allows every department of the federal government to create fake and altered books for public consumption, the recent failed Pentagon audit, the government’s refusal to provide any information about the problem, the failure of congress to pursue the issue, and the failure of the press to report on it.

    This is a criminal organization that somehow stole trillions of money from the US budget. And now you are asking them to come up with excuses of where all this money went.
    “I can tell you: It went to the moon.”
    https://i.imgur.com/kzw1CEU.mp4

  5. am1618 says:

    1. Chemical weapons attack in Syria, along with White Helmets faking videos of injuries (April)
    2. The Novichok debacle (March)
    3. A special mention for Der Spiegel journalist Claas Relotius who was awarded CNN’s “Journalist of the Year” in 2014. (story broke in December 2018)

  6. CapheSuada says:

    The Russian meddling meme.

  7. kachatel says:

    The Russiagate Sex Toy Conspiracy:

    https://www.rt.com/usa/447118-sex-toys-russiagate-russia-instagram/

    Page 31 of the actual NewKnowledge Report:

    https://disinformationreport.blob.core.windows.net/disinformation-report/NewKnowledge-Disinformation-Report-Whitepaper.pdf

    Russia sowing discord by promoting LGBTQ/Sex Positive sex toys, because…

  8. sTevo says:

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2018/10/22/government-bans-phrase-fake-news/

    I vote for the story Government Bans Phrase Fake News linked above. This illustrates the line of reasoning, ‘If voting could change anything, they would make it illegal’.

    So when the House of Commons sugar coats the logic behind banning the phrase ‘Fake News’ by stating, ‘The phrase – a favourite of US President Donald Trump – will no longer appear in policy documents or official papers because it is “a poorly-defined and misleading term that conflates a variety of false information, from genuine error through to foreign interference in democratic processes’, you know that the chief propagandist are getting tripped up by their own propaganda.

  9. generalbottlewasher says:

    A test they took in 1960 could predict Alzheimer’s now
    by Tara Bahrampour
    The Washington Post

    Came out around the same time as Harvard Neuroscientist author
    Lisa Genova was on tour pushing fake science on Alzheimers disease.
    The test was called Project Talent test. Funded by the U.S. government.
    No mention of fluoride, aluminum or heavy metal exposure or any environmental exposure, just if they scored low on the test they were prone to get Alzhemer’s and related dementia in their 60s and 70s.
    Bunkem fake news fake science.
    https://www.thewashingtonpost/tarabahrampour/atesttheytookin1960

  10. viki says:

    I only follow the truth news, so I wouldn’t know 😛
    Occasionally among those I find some that I hope are fake (& occasionally everything seems like a complete circus). I would say that my most used compass in navigating these waters is: “this seems fair enough to me, for now (in the grand scheme of things)”, even if it is staged.
    Having said that (& failing to answer the question properly:)), I have to share the articles bellow with the community here, that I appreciate very much. This worries me:
    https://www.thedrum.com/news/2018/11/22/the-drum-review-2018-fake-news-part-one
    https://www.thedrum.com/news/2018/02/12/unilever-pledges-cut-ties-with-platforms-create-division

  11. jen.m says:

    Well, this isn’t a political story but as far as YouTube goes, it’s been an ENORMOUS STORY. So enormous that it’s going on, big time, even after six months and shows no signs of stopping whatsoever. I’m talking about the Chris Watts Family Murders. Many videos were made by people who didn’t just open their eyes yesterday, showing that this whole story is a hoax or a psyop. All of the videos were IMMEDIATELY taken down by YT. The supposed killer just so happened to work for Anadarko Petroleum, a fracking company with big pollution problems and which admitted to having employees involved in psyops in 2011. If you look up the name Chris Watts on YT, you’ll find literally THOUSANDS of videos about this supposed murder, which just so happens to code perfectly in both Gematria and Masonic numerology. My reason for nominating this particular story is that I’ve NEVER SEEN anything like this before. The amount of alleged information about this story is so enormous and so continuous and so obviously fake that it beats anything else out there. You may not choose it, but don’t laugh at it either. People are reporting day after day that they are “obsessed” with the story and can’t get it out of their minds. It’s got a stranglehold on many, many, people and that, in and of itself, is VERY dangerous!! Thanks very much for listening to this long nomination!!

  12. PeteBKK says:

    Russiagate! All and every fake news report out there that pushes this narrative.

  13. manbearpig says:

    As other Corbetteers here have the bases brilliantly well covered, I’m gonna go with my pet peeve, the thing that positively both fascinates and horrifies me: and that is

    How elite forces via RIIA pawns have managed to convince the masses of supposedly educated people that the Earth was flat; or rather, the Humans are radically changing the climate

    in an effort to herd them into technocratic cities as the 2 articles below illustrate:

    democracynow.org/2018/11/5/noam_chomsky_the_future_of_organized

    theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/nov/14/earth-death-spiral-radical-action-climate-breakdown

    theguardian.com/cities/2018/mar/20/save-the-planet-half-earth-kim-stanley-robinson

    This, in my view, remains the greatest, most stupifying and lethal of all fake news today.

    (that, and the insidiously manipulative distortion and instrumentalization of the word “transparency”, but that’s another can of worms…)

    • manbearpig says:

      sorry, did I say 2, I meant “3 articles below”… so hard to choose amongst the ambient mucky media mendacity led by the greatest gatekeepers of all time (to date):

      Noam Chomsky, Amy Goodman and George Monbiot…

      • manbearpig says:

        Oh the related “Sixth Mass Extinction” thing’s pretty rich too:

        “…But the ultimate cause of all of these factors is “human overpopulation and continued population growth, and overconsumption, especially by the rich”, say the scientists, who include Prof Paul Ehrlich, at Stanford University in the US, whose 1968 book The Population Bomb is a seminal, if controversial, work…”

        theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/10/earths-sixth-mass-extinction-event-already-underway-scientists-warn

        Holocene extinction

        The Holocene extinction is also known as the “sixth extinction”, as it is possibly the sixth mass extinct event, after the Ordovician–Silurian extinction events, the Late Devonian extinction, the Permian–Triassic extinction event, the Triassic–Jurassic extinction event, and the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event.[9][10][11][12][6][1] Mass extinctions are characterized by the loss of at least 75% of species within a geologically short period of time.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holocene_extinction

    • Mielia says:

      this is what I finally realized last year: It is a war for our minds.
      a re-research into some 9/11 related topics, especially the ae911 aspect, around 9/11, made me realize.
      ‘collapse due to gravity’

      flat earth is similar frightening or even “russiagate” for that matter. what can be achieved by simply enough propaganda over and over again. these are some concerning real-society experiments with frightening results.

      concerning 9/11, as so few people have watched it.
      end of August 2018 on the David Chandler channel of ae911 a playlist was released on the Pentagon evidence. absolutely worthwhile to those which are interested.

  14. timwherry says:

    The Skripal ‘poisonings’

  15. Mielia says:

    I definitely had to log-in for this. One other member mentioned it actually already!
    It clearly was not the biggest news world-wide but for me it was the biggest highlight without a shadow of a doubt!
    Claas Relotius and his invented fake news stories. End of 2018.
    It was the biggest press scandal in Germany since decades, probably since the “Hitler diaries” (Stern).

    RELOTIUS mainly wrote for DER SPIEGEL but also some articles for other big German newspapers. It went on for years and entails dozens of articles which are invented stories! (And not just some minor stuff put about important topics – more than perfectly aligning with mainstream agenda/sentiment.) And funnily enough the NZZ (big swiss news paper) already canceled stories with him in 2014 (wrote six pieces from 2012-2014 and after one blew, the latest was more than thoroughly proofed and then also regarded as fake and he was rejected onwards).
    He also won multiple awards in Germany and was basically a celebrated “journalist”. Internationally it only broke because CNN was also involved in one situatiion.

    I will write an answer comment to this and search for some of the best. Apart from one correction about a story on medium, English versions may be hard to find (apart from laughable English SPIEGEL excuses which probably exist, as they have a big English online presence as well).

    • Mielia says:

      excerpts from English Wiki:
      […] articles about Iraqi children kidnapped by the Islamic State, a Guantánamo Bay inmate, and Syrian orphans from Aleppo who ended up as child slaves in Turkey.
      […] CNN revoked his 2014 Journalist of the Year award. The awarded article on an Alzheimer patient in a California prison […]
      Relotius has been accused of embezzling donations intended for Syrian orphans he claimed to have met in Turkey. Relotius appealed to readers for donations to be paid into his personal bank account.

      Ukraine on RT English (headline): Tanks on Maidan, president’s gold bath & more outrageous Ukraine fakes by disgraced Spiegel reporter

      small excerpt from an English article in German Handelsblatt:
      “There was the story about a Syrian boy who believed he triggered the civil war in the country with his graffiti, an article that won the German Reporter Prize just three weeks ago but which was made up.”

      One article (very probably forged as well) which one can still look up at DER SPIEGEL, is called: A Syrian Family’s Quest to Become German

      Also at the start of the “refugee crisis” in 2015, it was accompanied by an invented story of a Syrian refugee who found 1000 Euros and brought this money to the police.

      For people who understand German, I’d recommend nzz or heise articles. Invented stories concerning a Norway prison, an NGO in Albania, about Castro and on and on and on.

      Nearly forgotten, the mentioned medium article is called:
      Der Spiegel journalist messed with the wrong small town by Michele Anderson and Jake Krohn

  16. Absolum says:

    Hi James,

    I nominate the 2018 IPCC report on global warming for the award !

    Not only is this massive fake news, but it is still brought up by news every week, across the world.

    Interestingly, one can even link the beginning of the yellow vest movement in France with it, as it was basically sparked by the implementation of new carbon taxes as recommended by the report conclusions…

    Hell, the young students in Switzerland went on a strike last Friday, to protest against the government not doing what’s needed to save the climate…. because political action in Switzerland will definitely save the planet you know…

    Every single mainstream media mention this report as a core scientific document. Yet not a single mention of audit result is ever made…

    Best regards from Switzerland, Cheers !

    • manbearpig says:

      yes yes yes!!!

      • FIW says:

        Sorry to go off topic, but rushing out the door I didn’t know where else to drop this.

        Trying to dig into the “green revolution” that is now plagueing Spain I found this:

        https://www.carbonbrief.org/the-carbon-brief-interview-teresa-ribera

        It seems that Spain got a new minister “Minister of Ecological Transition” Teresa Ribera, who succeeds Alvaro Nadal (Energy) and Isabel Garcia (Environment). So, in the wake of the vote of no confidence that crashed the former government, the Socialists took over and merged energy and environment into one Ecological Transition. It sends chills down my spine and reminds me a lot of the Democrats’ attempts to seize power in the US and impose their Green New Deal over the heads of people. I wasn’t to keen on the former government, I’m not too keen on any government, but these green NWO rats that are appearing everywhere I like least of all of it!

    • FIW says:

      I second that! Or third hehe

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      Good one.

    • diogenesquest says:

      Deserves at least “honorable mention!”

  17. harris says:

    Sibel Edmonds’ bizarre attack on Vanessa Beeley and Eva Bartlett.
    While not mainstream media, it hit me much more personally than any mainstream stories.

    It was a source I had relied on outside of the mainstream and she completely obliterated its credibility and put under question her work done in the past. At least now I do more of my own research, as James always advises.

    Thank you to James for your methodical rebuttal of Edmonds’ claims.

  18. stephen says:

    Since it’s topical, I will suggest the MAGA hat-wearing kid(s) and the Native American confrontational ‘smirkgate’, which is clearly being pushed by leftist mainstream media with an anti-white, anti-Trump, anti-conservative agenda.

    Also, the willful misrepresentation of Ruth B. Ginsburg’s health status by the (same) media. I’m sure there is much fake news being reported in msm regarding the Yellow Vest protests in France and elsewhere, too. Look forward to reviewing the other comments so far, and to getting the highlights on this next Friday for the winners reveal.

    Follow up: Will Brock get a best editor award?

  19. AnimalsArentFood says:

    1. I think the anti-Assad propaganda still takes the cake. I’ll go with the Douma ‘attack’ specifically.

    2. The poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal. I almost had to make this my first choice since it’s such a perfect example of highly-coordinated fake news.

    3. I know many Corbett Report viewers don’t like to talk about fake news stories which make Trump look like anything besides another deliberately inserted complicit puppet president, but the extremely widespread, ever-present MSM campaign to connect Trump to Russia and demonize both simultaneously has to be, at the very least, in the running.

    4. Exaggerating/fabricating measles ‘outbreaks’. They were busted in one case. The ‘outbreaks’ were used to prop up Marcon’s largely unpopular mandatory vaccines.

    5. Another ramping up of the climate change scare. Specifically the natural disaster shaming in which every hurricane, flood and firestorm is our fault because we didn’t beg loud enough for more agenda 21/2030 regulations.

    6. The mail ‘bombs’ event makes the list because it was a complete non-story (the ‘bombs’ were laughably non-functional) that was given enormous MSM coverage for political effect.

    I’m sure there’s something significant I’m forgetting to list. Wish I had James’ incredible memory.

    • Octium says:

      I don’t think the idea of Trump being a 100% complicit controlled puppet president whilst simultaneously being the victim of untrue propaganda is mutually exclusive.

      If the goal of the elite criminals is to divide and conquer, making both true at the same time works well for them.

  20. gino.b says:

    Hi James,

    without having read all the previous commentators’ suggestions, I would definitely list those:

    – Skripal / Novichok poisoning
    – Chemical Gas attack by Assad in Aleppo
    – All the notoriously pushed nonsense in Russiagate (they could fill a book themselves…)

    Thanks for your outstanding work!

  21. djt says:

    *The US is now “energy independent” because we export more oil than we use”…as we use 20 mbd and produce 12 mbd, that is clearly false. But the news misleads and facilitates the sale of gas-guzzlers and more driving miles than ever before; hence driving profits to new highs. Not against gasoline for climate issues, but gasoline leaves toxic residues in the air and the extraction process leaves even more in air, water and land. Not to mention dislocating people and the fact that petroleum behemoths continue to get tens of billions in government welfare, I mean subsidies…

  22. axen.m says:

    how about the kill pieces that tha washington post, the new york times and the nation did on dr. skidmores reporting of the $21 trillion missing from h.u.d & d.o.d. nothing to look at here

  23. info4 says:

    The best FAKE news of 208 was “OPERATION HOGG WASH” the FAKE drill shooting at the Florida High School, where they blamed Cruz for the shootings, when in fact he wore normal school clothes, he chickened out and hit the fire alarm instead. The REAL shooters at that school, were wearing bullet proof vests, helmets, military garb, etc and there were 2 shooters, NOT Cruz the pasty. Coward county FL, where the rogue FB rule with Israel sheriff with the big ears, stand down guy, who let the children get shoot at. The HOGG family are now out of the lime light and their gun grab quest FAILED miserably for them all who planned this FAKE shinanaghens.

  24. bladtheimpaler says:

    Wow a year gone by already…My nomination for this year’s award goes to the NYTimes for their coverage of the, and I quote “so called yellow vest movement” The Times as usual gets it all wrong, focusing on the violence surrounding the protests but not of them while ignoring the ten dead and thousands wounded, some grievously with eyes put out or hands blown off by the state’s order takers against a non violent movement that has as their prime demand called for citizen’s initiative referendum. Marcon as the globalist rep has sicced his order taking dogs on the Yellow Vests who with courage and intelligence are in it for the long haul and are currently the only group on the planet that are taking to the streets against the globalist machinations…to wit
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/08/world/europe/france-paris-riots-yellow-vest.html

  25. zyxzevn says:

    I think that fake science news could have a separate section:
    1. Every problem is related to Climate change
    2. Vaccines are always safe
    3. We see things in the sky, and let our imagination run wild (with maths of course)
    4. No problems with EM-radiation
    5. Psychiatry and psychology is OK (And gender studies)
    6. GMO / Pesticides are surely safe
    7. Tech: AI is almost perfect now
    8. Steel towers can just demolition themselves
    9. What can not be proven directly (or is secret) does not exist
    10. History of WW1 and more
    11. Scientists are skeptical and interested in the truth

    Note: These are all fake.

    You can trust us…
    must trust us…
    must obey us…
    https://i.imgur.com/JhscuBk.mp4

  26. pearl says:

    So many excellent suggestions! Each and every comment, I’m nodding my head.

    Definitely the Skripal case. A particularly salacious event that I suspect was manufactured hate to further divide we the people was the Kavanaugh/Ford spectacle.

    • Nick Weech says:

      Skripals. Part of the bigger Brexit picture and shows how a side-issue distracts from the main one.

      People accept utter nonsense because they can’t distinguish truth from lies. I was surprised at how sloppy the whole thing was- Rob Slane itemises (in Lance’s post) most the weaknesses for anyone who looks at it; BUT hardly anybody seems to notice anymore & that is really worrying for the future.

      Thanks for all the great work you’ve done and led me to being done by others like Richard Grove: The 1WW series, unpacking Sibel, MLK, missing trillions …

  27. Pat O says:

    Nomination for Dino award in the Generalissimo-Francisco-Franco-is-still-dead category: the Russian hacking/collusion fake news story that won’t die.

    However, for fake news from the alt-world, the ongoing Q-Anon hope-hoax has to be at the top of the list.

  28. Lumen says:

    My Nomination for Dino Award is https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/mar/26/four-eu-states-set-to-expel-russian-diplomats-over-skripal-attack. Of all the Anti-Russian PR, Skripal Poisonings kept the headlines despite lack of evidence. “Repeat a lie often enough and it will believed” continues to be propagated onto a gullible and dumbed down audience. TV has been installed near the elevators of business complexes, shopping-malls and food courts, among other venues, as people subconsciously imbibe their daily nourishment of Fake News, 24/7, while they compete with others to confidently spew their ‘ice-breaker memes’. A constructive-discussion is near-impossible with these ‘programmed-robots’. Take note of their ‘glassy, hypnotized look’, particularly noticeable among news-anchors, university-graduates and corporate-recruits etc. The movie ‘The Circle’ says it all while few manage to outsmart the system.

  29. anuttamadd says:

    I nominate the California “wildfires”. Look at any random picture and you see homes razed to the ground, cars with the rims melted onto the pavement surrounded by pine trees with nary a singed needle. Calling the events “wildfires” is as fake as it gets. This attack was more insidious than 9-11 and needs to be investigated.

  30. geof.h says:

    It’s the enigma wrapped in an enema/er…enigma all over again.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/19/opinion/sunday/fake-news.html

    Faking the faking. Dogging the dog, all over again.

    They lead with the good news:

    “The good news is that psychologists and other social scientists are working hard to understand what prevents people from seeing through propaganda”

    but are quick to follow down the bad news path:

    “we often fail to exercise our critical faculties: that is, we’re mentally lazy.”

    I won’t bother to follow down this folly further, but suffice it to say the reporter is

    “Gordon Pennycook,” “an assistant professor at the Hill & Levene Schools of Business at the University of Regina, in Saskatchewan.” and “David Rand,” “an associate professor at the Sloan School of Management and the department of brain and cognitive sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.”

  31. sTevo says:

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-21/fetishization-corporate-media

    From ZH article…I am using the terms “horsesh!t” and “a bunch of horsesh!t” (as opposed to terms like “failures” and “errors”),

    James, you point out the weoponization of social media,it seema, all the time. Well it looks to me that corporate media is is play the same game of hide the salami.

    So I recast my vote for ‘The Corporate Media Weaopnization of Fake News’.

  32. == SAIDIT.NET ==

    First, I’d like to introduce and invite you to https://www.saidit.net/ – an uncensored Reddit-like site with a lean against corruption (which is a normie way to say it’s full of truthers, conspirophiles, NWO, collusion, US-Israel, true crime, etc etc etc). Speaking for myself, assuming they’ll concur, I welcome everyone to join SAIDIT.NET. There are A LOT of Corbett fans there.

    The founder of SaidIt, “magnora7”, has been on The Higherside Chats and Tin Foil Hat podcasts twice each. He’d be honoured to appear on TCR (by voice only I think). I’d be thrilled.

    If you wish to know more about SaidIt.net feel free to browse or join, or read this new (and still very rough) encyclopedic article : https://infogalactic.com/info/SaidIt

    Infogalactic is another uncensored resource. It was because of the (long outdated) article on https://infogalactic.com/info/James_Corbett_(journalist) that was linked by the “Prop-Or-Not” list that the Washington Post referenced a few years back – and for that Corbett kindly gifted me a membership. That JC article also, in part, got be banned from Wikipedia for a year for being “another polite truther”, forcing me to discover Infogalactic.

    I’d also be thrilled if JC joined SaidIt too. Unless someone beats me to it I intend to start a TCR sub soon for folks to post and discuss all things TCR.

    == To my point ==

    I’ve posted this contest on Saidit.net : https://saidit.net/s/FakeNews/comments/ayd/contest_on_the_corbett_report_announcing_the_2nd/

    I will repost all their submission here too.

    • “d3rr”, SaidIt’s co-admin, coder, and magnora7’s sidekick, stated:

      I’d say this one, but I’m still trying to figure out if it’s fake https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-10-04/the-big-hack-how-china-used-a-tiny-chip-to-infiltrate-america-s-top-companies

      • zyxzevn says:

        I think it is just a non important component. Chips like this are usually amplifiers or protections against voltage spikes.

        The article is written technically but with no actual real content. It does not really tell anything about the chip. They only make claims and talk about how bad it is. This means that it is written by a CIA/NSA insider as propaganda.

        Now let’s switch on the bullshit detector:

        1. It is much easier to put undetectable backdoors and such in the bios. Your phone and the apps have backdoors already that you don’t know of.

        2. The chip only has 6 ports. To modify memory you need 32 or more. So it should be a low speed USB-stick like thing. Which has well a defined interface. Something which is easy to get all information out. It would be very easy to tell if it was connected as USB. No report showed that.

        3. I have not seen any video explaining the ins and outs of that chip, while I can find it for almost every other component. Even the backdoor-instructions of the Intel chips.

        4. There are tiny processors added to the Intel that we can not detect without a electron microscope. These are likely components for backdoors. There are people scanning such chips as a hobby. Did not see a scan of this chip. If I was sincerely interested in this chip, I would have done a full scan and published it.

        5. All technical companies who have the technical capabilities, denied that this chip did anything bad. It should be easy for them to check it, as they have all the equipment. Much easier than checking the Intel for backdoors.

        6. The US was starting a trade-war against China. This perfectly fits in as propaganda. It also failed, because technical companies did not support it. Now they use the trade with Iran as a way to block China.

  33. Blameitontheboogie says:

    Well I’m in Ireland and for me the biggest load of BS among heaps of it last year has to be the event just across the water in Britain concerning the Skripals. There are so many crazy strands to this story it is a classic.

    The PM Theresa May announced the chemical used and who did it (Russia) within 2 hours of it happening even though the British police claimed not to have a clue several weeks later.

    The Skripals themselves and the policeman who was apparently affected by the “novichok” have not been heard of for months.

    Porton Down, the major chemical warfare installation in the world, is just 8 miles down the road from where the “event” happened.

    Britain claimed that no country other than Russia had any knowledge about novichok even though it was the United States who removed Russia’s stockpile.

    A leading British scientist specialising in chemical contamination who had called the science in the Skripal affair nonsense was arrested and detained under an obscure act of 1873 without ever being told why. He believes it was a threat to shut him up.

    According to a member of the House of Lords a “D” notice has been placed on this story so it can’t be investigated or talked about by the MSM.

    Not one scrap of proof of any of it has ever been produced.

    I could go on but space prohibits.

  34. geof.h says:

    How about a theme to fake you out: learned helplessness.

    I see this as part of why the Big Deep Brother (hereafter xxBDBxx) pushes the “climate catastrophe” button with such zeal. It’s the kind of thing which people kinda have to say, “The xxBDBxx’s too big, the xxBDBxx’s too strong” and just throw in the towel in the game of resistance.

    But even more insidious, I think, is what’s done in education with “no child left behind” and “race to the top” and standardized testing, now coupled with no basic skills instruction at the community colleges in California…troupled with something they’re calling, “Guided Pathways.” You want to find the quickest path to indentured servitude? Simply follow the lighted aisles to the exit…oops! Sorry, no parachute after all!

    “I had to let him go.” –ARNOLD SHVARTZENEGGER”

  35. ricocoin says:

    The Steele Dossier created by former head of Russian Desk at British Intelligence MI6: Christoper Steele (not to be confused with Steely Dan accusation against Trump) or also known as : The Russian Collusion with Donald Trump, which also alleges the Russia sought to damage Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

    Support for this allegations by former FBI director James Comey (CIA planted special position created by Congress just the year prior). These allegations were focused on a movement to create a coup d’etate or secret plan (definition of conspiracy) to try and impeach 45th president elect Donald Trump and in place try and replace with either VP Mike Pense or worse “madame” killary.. I mean Hillary Rothschild.. I meant Rodham Controller I meant Clinton.

    Award should be presented to BuzzFeed and Huffington Post CEO Jonah Peretti. While also it was a great effort on many parts. Let’s not leave out there support, backed and propagated by Reuter’s owned >>> CNN specifically <<< in alliance with NBC, ABC & CBS News in America ( with supporting work from all others in alliance Reuter’s news internationally i.e. BBC) and the fake entertainment American programs like Ellen, The View and all the late night shows with Jimmy Kimmel and all the other late night mainstream brainwashing fake comedian fake news shows.

    They should get the award on as the basis that BuzzFeed released the reporting without verifying its allegations; which in turn created the focus of days, weeks, months and almost two years straight on end on false allegations on an international conspiracy against a president and world leader of supposedly the most powerful nation. Let me just add this is still in fact is the main reports of for the mainstream programming. In addition, with all research leading false claims,accusations, still today without known sources or one actual piece of viable evidence. It truly shows there money being put to good use and thousands of hours of broadcasting on air well spent on mind warping the world on the newly elected president. (Whom I didn’t vote for because I don’t vote as Mark Twain has been quoted in saying “If voting made a difference the government wouldn’t allow the public people to do it.” Which, also makes the so called FBI, CIA former Russia Desk of MI6 intelligence agencies look like a bunch of chicken littles “Oh no the sky is falling!!” or should we say “OH NO RUSSIAN COLLUSION IS HAPPENING, ITS ALL RUSSIA & THERE BOTS HACKING THE VOTING SYSTEM!!!”

    When it was a setup from the start through a private firm called Fusion GPS. While even dictator I meant direct leader Vladimir Putin alleged Hillary Clinton of taking a massive, somewhat I believe 800 million, donation from Russian diplomats; while she still hasn’t denied these claims. So, whether BuzzFeed or Reuter’s ran full force with it these reporting is the fake news and the person who should represent and receive the award should be CEO of BuzzFeed the head editor in chief and every SINGLE news reporting paid “press” agent (anchor, prompt reader, parroting puppet and muppets) that had the time to sit there in front of the world and fill the minds of the world with these lies. Rather than those who quit and I believe there were a dozen of reports who did quit over this last year and a half just from refusing to read or denying these allegations.

    Let me just state transparency here : I’m an American living in Paris former Oregonian native Portlander, whose lived in Australia (family in both USA & AUSA govt.) and lived / worked New Zealand over course of 3 years (hearing the world laugh, joke and try dealing with all these garbage being peddled by USA “News” fake propaganda). So, I’ve seen many international point of views and the world still thinks to this day Trump is a Russian puppet and Hillary Clinton was the rightful candidate… when really they are all the wrong candidates. You do not see the right people American in politics, otherwise they wouldn’t last a day in District of Criminals formerly known as Washington D.C. .

    In my opinion the swamp is all the political leaders and oligarchs underneath what you want to call your reality. Think of all the creatures lurking deeper than those who come to surface… Twenty Million Legions I meant Leagues under the sea (pun intended).

    Please feel free to sub my channel if you like what you read. Merci beaucoup,muchas gracias, dōmo arrigattōgozaimashita and thank you very much for my one vote that I meant a lot to me to write out.

    Thanks James and Community, Peace.

  36. zyxzevn says:

    It is all about this year, but had to laugh about these things:

    Snopes Introduces New ‘Factually Inaccurate But Morally Right’ Fact Check Result
    https://babylonbee.com/news/snopes-introduces-new-factually-inaccurate-but-morally-right-fact-check-result

    So it is no problem when it is fake, as long it is in line with our morals/ politics.

    Orwell:
    https://i.imgtc.com/fnQFjfU.jpg

    More fake news promotion:

    ‘Perfect accuracy’: WikiLeaks hits back at ‘neocon’ app NewsGuard, which labeled it untrustworthy
    https://www.rt.com/news/448875-wikileaks-newsguard-red-rating/

    funny&offensive: Voat.co calling it J—Guard
    Wikileaks is getting more responsive toward the mainstream, and they
    are starting some legal procedures.

  37. HomeRemedySupply says:

    (The following is not a submission for the 2018 Fake News Award.)

    January 23, 2019 – The Wall Street Journal
    BuzzFeed to Cut 15% of Its Workforce

    (via a non-paywall)
    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/buzzfeed-cut-15-workforce-002100013.html

    EXCERPTS (note the amount of funding)
    BuzzFeed is planning to lay off about 15% of its workforce…The cuts could affect around 250 jobs, the people said…

    …Another driver of the cuts is to help the company avoid raising money again, one of the people said. BuzzFeed has raised about $500 million and was valued at about $1.7 billion following its last funding round in 2016…

    …Its investors include Comcast Corp.’s NBCUniversal—which has invested $400 million—Andreessen Horowitz, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, RRE Ventures and Hearst Ventures…

    There are signs of growing pressure in the industry.
    The online publisher Mic recently agreed to sell itself to women-focused publisher Bustle Digital Group for about $5 million. Refinery29, the lifestyle-focused publisher that targets millennial women, laid off 10% of its workforce last fall…

    …BuzzFeed has been through other painful rounds of layoffs.

    In 2017, the company cut about 100 staffers after missing its revenue target of approximately $350 million by 15% to 20%. The miss led the company to put plans for an initial public offering on hold. In 2016, the company recorded about $250 million in revenue.

    The layoffs in 2017 were mostly on the company’s business side. Since then, BuzzFeed closed its operations in France and pulled the plug on its in-house podcast production team.

  38. Great Fake News Award ceremony. I wonder if James Corbett was fully suited or just waist up?

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