When Fake News Is Planted

An interesting story out of the United States describing an interaction with The Washington Post with a group that goes by the moniker of Project Veritas (veritas being Latin for ‘truth’). It is a somewhat disturbing phenomenon where the concept of ‘the Truth’ is being further devalued by groups who seem determined to control the flow of information so that it always conforms to their own ideological viewpoint.

The mind boggles as to why such groups think they need to exist. The planting of ‘fake news’ by one side of politics in a newspaper that more often than not supports the other side of politics, with the aim of embarassing the latter, does no one – especially the public – any good.

Washington Post catches woman in apparent rightwing sting, paper reports

A conservative group known for undercover investigations has been linked to a woman who falsely told the Washington Post that the Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore impregnated her as a teenager, the newspaper reported. Moore has been accused of multiple instances of sexual misconduct, which the newspaper had reported on.

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Article by Andrew Doohan

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