Mathew Ingram, Fortune: No, Russian Agents Are Not Behind Every Piece of Fake News You See
Making everyone who shares fake news part of a Russian conspiracy is not helpful.
One of the themes that has emerged during the controversy over “fake news” and its role in the election of Donald Trump is the idea that Russian agents of various kinds helped hack the process by fueling this barrage of false news. But is that really true?
In a recent story, the Washington Post says that this is definitely the case, based on information provided by two groups of what the paper calls “independent researchers.” But the case starts to come apart at the seams the more you look at it.
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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 25, 2016
Using fake news against opposing views -- Kelly Riddell, The Washington Times
Can Trump and the press get along? -- Peter Grier and Harry Bruinius, CSM
Waking up to the Truth About the Sunni Awakening -- Nicholas J. Kramer, WotR
China's Maritime Strategy on the Horizon -- Tuan N. Pham, The Diplomat
Security Dynamics Amidst Africa's Armed Conflicts -- Kaitlin Lavinder, The Cipher Brief
Requiem for a European dream -- Andras Baneth, EU Observer
Germany Prepares for Trade Conflict with Trump -- Christian Reiermann, Spiegel Online
Blue-collar Democrats to party: It's still the economy, stupid -- John Whitesides, Reuters
Why Facebook Won't Give Up on China -- Adam Mintner
An American-Made iPhone? Not Happening. -- Adam Minter, Bloomberg
What’s So Great About American World Leadership? -- Hugh White, The Atlantic