Monday, January 2, 2017

Washington Post Busted For Spreading Fake News About "Russian Hackers"

AGAIN the MSM spreading flase information about hacking by Russia. It seems MSM has found a bogeyman to blame the ills of the world on and it's Russia without providing proof.

Alas, there was just one minor problem, namely that the entire article was completely fabricated.  Apparently the esteemed "journalists" of the Washington Post didn't even bother to contact the Burlington Electric Department to confirm their bogus story...and why should fit the "Russian hacking" narrative so perfectly therefore it must be true, right?
Well, apparently not.  The quick spread of WaPo's "fake news" story forced the Burlington Electric Department to issue a clarifying statement assuring worried residents that, indeed, their electricity grid had not been hacked, but rather a single "laptop not connected" to the grid had been found to have a malware virus.