Disinfo: Former French Economy Minister Macron could be a US Agent

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 57
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 04/02/2017
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: US, France
  • Keywords: Emmanuel Macron, Secret services

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The recent cyberattack targeting computer system of the Czech Ministry…

The recent cyberattack targeting computer system of the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs was a false flag operation in which the political elite tested ways how to manipulate the results of upcoming parliamentary elections in the Czech Republic.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory with no evidence. The Czech MFA has said the cyberattack was done by a foreign state and it resembled the Democratic National Committee hack (performed by Russia): bit.ly/2kKHopz,

A call took place between Jens Stoltenberg, the NATO Secretary…

A call took place between Jens Stoltenberg, the NATO Secretary General, and a prankster pretending to be President Poroshenko.

Disproof

The audio is likely rehashed/remixed from previous public appearances of Mr Stoltenberg. No phone call with the NATO Secretary General took place, and the audio is a fabrication.bit.ly/1us4Kgn,