Disinfo: The story about Russia’s involvement in the DNC hack is…

Summary

The story about Russia’s involvement in the DNC hack is finally debunked, the leaked DNC emails were given to Wikileaks by a DNC staffer Seth Rich, who got killed for that.

Disproof

The detective who came up with the claim later denied it. Fox News, the original source of the claim, retracted the story. Seth Rich's family also denied the story: bit.ly/2rREmUW,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 71
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16/05/2017
  • Language/target audience: Czech
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: Democratic Party (US), Wikileaks
  • Outlet: aeronet.cz

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