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Tue Jun 6, 2017, 06:11 PM

 

US Suspects Russian Hackers Planted Fake News Behind Qatar Crisis

Source: CNN

US investigators believe Russian hackers breached Qatar's state news agency and planted a fake news report that contributed to a crisis among the US' closest Gulf allies, according to US officials briefed on the investigation.

The FBI recently sent a team of investigators to Doha to help the Qatari government investigate the alleged hacking incident, Qatari and US government officials say.

Intelligence gathered by the US security agencies indicates that Russian hackers were behind the intrusion first reported by the Qatari government two weeks ago, US officials say. Qatar hosts one of the largest US military bases in the region.

The alleged involvement of Russian hackers intensifies concerns by US intelligence and law enforcement agencies that Russia continues to try some of the same cyber-hacking measures on US allies that intelligence agencies believe it used to meddle in the 2016 elections. US officials say the Russian goal appears to be to cause rifts among the US and its allies. In recent months, suspected Russian cyber activities, including the use of fake news stories, have turned up amid elections in France, Germany and other countries.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/06/politics/russian-hackers-planted-fake-news-qatar-crisis/index.html?adkey=bn

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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 06:15 PM

1. And Trump launched himself into it, spewing a story line that matches Russia's objectives.

Huh.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 06:17 PM

2. Yep.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 06:20 PM

4. What an amazing coincidence, eh?

 


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Response to tanyev (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 08:09 PM

11. How convenient for Putin that Republican President Trump is burning bridges to ALL US allies.

One way or another tRump has lost Europe, Canada, Australia, the UK, Mexico, part of the Middle East, ...

... thus far.

Only one twelfth of a 4 year term.



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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 06:20 PM

3. We're gonna have to go back to carrier pigeons.

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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 06:21 PM

5. Am I missing something? Is this story saying that the severing of ties from

some Middle Eastern countries was caused by a fake planted news story? It only says it contributed but is not clear if it is the main reason. Either way trump comes out looking like the President Idiot.

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Response to chelsea0011 (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 10:55 PM

13. Worse: fake Russian news separates US from another ally

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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 06:30 PM

6. Important paragraph from the article -

"The Qatari government has said a May 23 news report on its Qatar News Agency attributed false remarks to the nation's ruler that appeared friendly to Iran and Israel and questioned whether President Donald Trump would last in office."

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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 07:19 PM

7. But Trump just had to agree to meet with Lavroff in the Oval Office because Putin asked him to.

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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 07:22 PM

8. Do you feel safe when you go to bed? I haven't since Nov. 8th. No wonder I have insomnia.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 09:54 PM

12. I have had trouble sleeping for about a year :(

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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 07:31 PM

9. It's time to permaban Russia from the internet.

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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 07:33 PM

10. provocation

Russia is trying to instigate a war. And we all know that trump trusts only fake news: breibart, infowars, RT, all supported by kremlin.

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