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WashPost Is Richly Rewarded for False News About Russia Threat While Public Is Deceived

In the current D.C. climate on Russia, all relevant journalistic incentives encourage and reward false news. IN THE PAST six weeks, the Washington Post published two blockbuster stories about the Russian threat that went viral: one on how Russia is behind a massive explosion of “fake news,” the other on how it invaded the U.S. electric grid. Both articles were […]

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New Study Shows Mass Surveillance Breeds Meekness, Fear and Self-Censorship

by Glenn Greenwald – The Intercept A newly published study from Oxford’s Jon Penney provides empirical evidence for a key argument long made by privacy advocates: that the mere existence of a surveillance state breeds fear and conformity and stifles free expression. Reporting on the study, the Washington Post this morning described this phenomenon: “If we think that authorities […]