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The Associated Press recently filed a lawsuit against the FBI to seek more information about a program through which the agency created fake news stories
The full extent of the program is unknown, but in 2007, the AP was tipped off that the FBI created a fake news story using their heading in a scheme to plant malware on the computer of a bomb threat suspect (since this was just the suspect in the case of a threat, it is likely that more elaborate fake news schemes are used for different situations). The suspect was a Washington State high school student who was later sentenced to 90 days probation, expelled from school, and fined nearly $9,000. He was also barred from using mobile phones, playing video games, and using the internet for two years.
After the discovery that the FBI masqueraded as the news organization, the AP filed a Freedom of Information Act request in 2014 in the hopes of obtaining more information on the bureau’s involvement in creating fake news stories. The AP also wants to know how many times this type of plot was used, especially in its name. When the FBI attempted to stall and say that it would not be able to provide any information for many years, the AP filed the current lawsuit in an attempt to force the issue.
AP's legal team might have some longer strategy in mind
originally posted by: xuenchen
My guess is this "lawsuit" is just a red herring to make people automatically think the MSM agencies never ever cooperate with government agencies.
Dirty Secrets !!
They even filed some FOIA requests to prove the case !!
originally posted by: MisterMcKill
a reply to: xuenchen
I thought the FBI was the Associated Press...
But no, I got them mixed up with the CIA, NSA, OTF, MCIA, DIA, CGI...