FAKE NEWS! RUSSIA DID NOT HACK 21 STATES ELECTIONS AS PREVIOUSLY REPORTED

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British police say they arrested a teenager for a series of hacking attacks targeting top officials at the CIA, FBI, Homeland Security, the White House and other federal agencies

 

Outlets like the USA Today, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show, and the Associated Press went wild at the Department of Homeland Security’s announcement that they, as Maddow put it, “knew at least by June that 21 states had been targeted by Russian hackers during the election … targeting their election infrastructure.”

In Greenwald’s words, “So what was wrong with this story? Just one small thing: it was false.”

Greenwald goes on to describe the precipitous narrative collapse this entire story suffered Wednesday, as DHS was forced to equivocate and then backtrack on the dubious claim.

Read more: No, Russia Didn’t Hack 21 States’ Elections: Intercept’s Greenwald Blasts Media Colleagues for Latest Russia Fake News

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