La Comisión Nacional de Control de la Campaña Presidencial (CNCCEP) en Francia pidió hoy a los medios de comunicación no informar sobre los documentos internos difundidos en redes sociales tras el “pirateo masivo” contra el equipo del candidato socioliberal Emmanuel Macron.
one’s views of Assange are completely irrelevant to this article, which is not about Assange. This article, instead, is about a report published this week by The Guardian that recklessly attributed to Assange comments that he did not make. This article is about how those false claims — fabrications, really — were spread all over the internet by journalists, causing hundreds of thousands of people (if not millions) to consume false news. The purpose of this article is to underscore, yet again, that those who most flamboyantly denounce Fake News, and want Facebook and other tech giants to suppress content in the name of combating it, are often the most aggressive and self-serving perpetrators of it.