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The facts of life: how fake information is sold to us

In today’s New York Times column called The Interpreter, Max Fisher and Amanda Taub  do a fine job detailing the M.O. of the Russian fake news engine called kompromat–compromising (a/k/a fake news) material. As we all know, kompromat most probably … Continue reading

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The Facts (and fax) of Life: Gene Lyons tells us the purpose of kompromat

The real purpose of kompromat isn’t necessarily blackmail, but the promotion of discord, cynicism, and widespread disbelief in such “liberal” values as the distinction between truth and make-believe. And when people come to assume that everybody’s crooked and nobody can … Continue reading

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Uh-oh: an amendment to my description of Golden Showers?

From Harper’s Weekly Review: Trump denied a leaked and unverified report from a former British intelligence officer that claimed that the Russian government had secretly filmed Trump in a hotel room in Moscow with prostitutes whom he paid to urinate … Continue reading

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