Meet the KGB Spies Who Invented Fake News | NYT Opinion

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In Episode 1 of Operation InfeKtion, we reveal how one of the biggest fake news stories ever concocted - the 1984 AIDS-is-a-biological-weapon hoax - went viral in the pre-Internet era. Meet the KGB cons who invented it, and the “truth squad” that quashed it. For a bit.
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SuntzuMocro Acum 21 o Zi
They never came back to that guy.
kram sdrawde
kram sdrawde Acum 21 o Zi
Lida Ilana
Lida Ilana Acum 24 Zile
Unfortunately, the US has done some unbelievably horrible things, which makes falsehoods like operation infektion easier to believe as possible, for many people
Saffana Siddiqui
Saffana Siddiqui Acum 25 Zile
US uses disinformation alot as well. The reason they are so angry at Russia is because Russia is using it against them. When US uses it against the world it's fine, but how dare someone use it against them. Freaking hypocrites.
Alejandro Jerez
Alejandro Jerez Acum lună
The soviets called it активная мера translated into English it becomes active measure.
Trump Official
Trump Official Acum lună
People have been lying since Troy and long before that, being deceptive makes you psychopathic apes, not brilliant social engineers. YOU ARE MONSTERS, NOT GENIUSES, GENIUSES CREATE NOT CONFOUND OR DESTROY.
G A1
G A1 Acum lună
so you can't tell us who invented lies
Stephen Grahn
Stephen Grahn Acum lună
Thank yall for your time
Gavrilo Princip
Gavrilo Princip Acum lună
Who would have thought that kgb spies invented CNN...
97nkhan Acum lună
People are getting cancer in Kidney seeing and listening to Trump.
David barnes stuff 2
You got to feel sorry for those Russians back in the 80s who had to do all this without the help of Facebook.
taxsi Acum lună
You can't believe USA carried out how many of these very similar kinds of disinformation campaigns inside US and in countries that was desired to align with US during the cold war. There are lots of unbeliavable stories still circulating in Turkey (a Nato member bordered with Soviets and Russia) about atrocities, evil of Russians, Soviets, communists.. This is called anti-communist awareness.
Black lizard
Black lizard Acum lună
Like Goebbels was a kgb now? XD
Syazwan Khairi
Syazwan Khairi Acum lună
your map on 2:40 is a con as well. why is east malaysia and west malaysia not marked together ? west malaysia is not indonesia
Roger Huddleston
Roger Huddleston Acum lună
America, even today, remains the Great Marketer, the Dog-and-Pony Show on steroids. But that doesn't change the pure passion for truth warping present in the Soviet system from the first shot, and carried on today with the high-powered precision of snipers, killing one democratic virtue after another.
Dalmain J
Dalmain J Acum lună
I hate to admit it. But Putin could be considered one of the greatest leaders of our time. Definitely will be next to big names like Stalin but not as bloody i think.
spim randsley
spim randsley Acum lună
Is this about the US 2016 election? We already know.
nameisscorpion Acum lună
Disinformation is EXACTLY what the MSM is propagating!
nameisscorpion Acum lună
The KGB may have started it, but the US media ran with it!
nameisscorpion Acum lună
This is a part of the Illusion! You are deep in the rabbit hole now!
S L Acum 2 luni
Jew York times
Bobby Jones
Bobby Jones Acum 2 luni
I can't be the only one seeing the irony here... right?
Jo G
Jo G Acum 2 luni
Walked around the city capitol business center and couldn't find a single store that had the news paper. Not even local news. The times they are a changin.
Jo G
Jo G Acum 2 luni
S1 E1? Glad to contribute to the initial view counts. Keep em coming!
Morpheus Acum 2 luni
COINTELPRO (Portmanteau derived from COunter INTELligence PROgram) (1956-1971) was a series of covert, and at times illegal,[1][2] projects conducted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) aimed at surveilling, infiltrating, discrediting, and disrupting domestic political organizations.[3][4] FBI records show that COINTELPRO resources targeted groups and individuals that the FBI deemed subversive,[5]including the Communist Party USA,[6] anti-Vietnam War organizers, activists of the civil rights movement or Black Power movement(e.g. Martin Luther King Jr., Nation of Islam, and the Black Panther Party), feministorganizations,[7] the American Indian Movement (AIM), independence movements (such as Puerto Rican independence groups like the Young Lords), and a variety of organizations that were part of the broader New Left. The program also targeted white supremacist groups including the Ku Klux Klan and nationalist groups including Irish Republicans and Cuban exiles.[8] The FBI also financed, armed, and controlled an extreme right-wing group of former members of the Minutemen anti-communist para-military organization, transforming it into a group called the Secret Army Organization that targeted groups, activists, and leaders involved in the Anti-War Movement, using both intimidation and violent acts.[9][10][11] The FBI has used covert operations against domestic political groups since its inception; however, covert operations under the official COINTELPRO label took place between 1956 and 1971.[12] COINTELPRO tactics are still used to this day, and have been alleged to include discrediting targets through psychological warfare; smearing individuals and groups using forged documents and by planting false reports in the media; harassment; wrongful imprisonment; and illegal violence, including assassination.[13][14][15][16] The FBI's stated motivation was "protecting national security, preventing violence, and maintaining the existing social and political order."[17] Beginning in 1969, leaders of the Black Panther Party were targeted by the COINTELPRO and "neutralized" by being murdered, assassinated, imprisoned, publicly humiliated or falsely charged with crimes. Some of the Black Panthers affected included Fred Hampton, Mark Clark, Zayd Shakur, Geronimo Pratt, Mumia Abu-Jamal, and Marshall Conway. Common tactics used by COINTELPRO were perjury, witness harassment, witness intimidation, and withholding of evidence.[18][19][20] FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover issued directives governing COINTELPRO, ordering FBI agents to "expose, disrupt, misdirect, discredit, or otherwise Neutralize" the activities of these movements and especially their leaders.[21][22]Under Hoover, the agent in charge of COINTELPRO was William C. Sullivan.[23]Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy personally authorized some of the programs.[24]Although Kennedy only gave written approval for limited wiretapping of Martin Luther King's phones "on a trial basis, for a month or so",[25]Hoover extended the clearance so his men were "unshackled" to look for evidence in any areas of King's life they deemed worthy.[26] Recently, documents show that the FBI still engages in COINTELPRO behavior by surveilling Black Lives Matter. Wikipedia - COIntelPro The truth is even ugly for america.
Onfroi Acum 2 luni
plot twist: the U.S. actually created aids and these are all actors
Man Elope
Man Elope Acum 2 luni
Please make another video about how 3 letter American agency used disinformation against other countries...
Alexander Franke
Alexander Franke Acum lună
"3 letter American agency"? Uh, ... like NYT's. They are perhaps the greatest purveyor.
M C Acum 2 luni
You guys learned from the best eh?
Tejas Ramdas
Tejas Ramdas Acum 2 luni
It would be crazy if this whole investigation was just an experiment in disinformation.
Atheus Maximus
Atheus Maximus Acum 2 luni
They don't need 3rd world countries to post their bulshit stories anymore they have Facebook now
Renato Alcides
Renato Alcides Acum 2 luni
NYT with a British accemt, embarassing.
Anonymous Acum 2 luni
Narrator maybes worships moloch too or has an undiagnosed brain tumor _ | _
Anonymous Acum 2 luni
*Justina Pelletier, Maryanne Godboldo, Rebecca Rilley r.i.p. You know u done gone F'kd UP!*
Anonymous Acum 2 luni
And a psyh patient in NY who woke up when here organs were about to be harvested 2009
Anonymous Acum 2 luni
Anonymous Acum 2 luni
The day *OJ Simpson led the Police on a Chase in his Bronco, BILL CLINTON released documents on illegal projects of white AMERICAN ORPHANS BEING FED HIGHLY RADIOACTIVE OATMEAL, yes oatmeal to see radiations effects, Or Project MK-Ultra, Project Midnight Climax CIA whorehouses in USA, Project Midnight Climax*
Anonymous Acum 2 luni
Henry Kissinger *Memmoradum 200*
Anonymous Acum 2 luni
Reagan who was shot by a guy who's family had dinner with Bush's family right before? No one is buying this Croc
Anonymous Acum 2 luni
The woman looks like she's into 'spirit cooking' occult sob's
Anonymous Acum 2 luni
Pope John Paul I assassinated in 33 days after a 2nd attempt (1st attempt killed a friend Christian Orthodox religious leader) the banker John assissgned to investigate the Vatican Bank was assassinated as well just a few decades ago. YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS SO ANNOYING *LOOK UP BIOFILM AND IT'S RELATION TO CANCER AND AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE, F THIS NARRATOR AND THE SADIST GUEST!!*
Smol Waev
Smol Waev Acum 2 luni
A propaganda outlet throwing shade at another. Very cute.
Qwerty Acum 2 luni
So how should we know that CIA didn’t generate these “evidence” for this story to demonize Russia, just to cover its tracks?
Jim R.
Jim R. Acum 2 luni
"If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you do read it, you're misinformed."
Jim R.
Jim R. Acum 2 luni
ideological subversion... like taking over the colleges and universities and indoctrinating our youth into utter madness?
Andy M
Andy M Acum 2 luni
This is the type of oversight needed to monitor media owners and their management staff providing a true origin of disinformation.
altitude illume
altitude illume Acum 2 luni
altitude illume
altitude illume Acum 2 luni
B Acum 2 luni
LOL this was likely accurate. Blacks lived in Africa for 10,000 years without an aids outbreaks.
NELSON X Acum 2 luni
Had our government not already played biological games on it's citizens this Soviet disinformation campaign might not have worked so well. Unethical human experimentation in the United States ... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unethical_human_experimentation_in... In 1966, the U.S. Army released Bacillus globigii into the tunnels of the New York City Subway system, as part of a field experiment called A Study of the Vulnerability of Subway Passengers in New York City to Covert Attack with Biological Agents.
Mithisar Basumatary
Ow... Like US don't .... CIA is doing like 1000 times more than KGB.....
c. j. macq
c. j. macq Acum 2 luni
how do we know that the info exposing the misinformation isn't, itself, misinformation. if you don't think the U.S. uses misinformation against foreign powers or its own people, just as the soviets did, then i'm here to WAKE you UP. 2 such scams were the fbi's "COINTELPRO" and the cia's "operation mockingbird." the cia used misinformation to topple and overthrow democratically elected govts throughout central and south America and the middle east. its now called "fire-hosing," the repeating of lies often enough they're eventually taken as fact, and "astroturfing," the misrepresentation of organizations to manipulate people to vote for and support measures against their interests. ALL corporations, mainstream news media and govts do ALL these to keep us confused, frustrated and DIVIDED! the reality is - the world is run by liars and functions on fraud. we, the human species, don't know who to trust or what to believe anymore. and this is EXACTLY what the global ruling class wants. its in their interests to keep us bewildered, suspicious and DIVIDED! you want the truth for once? REVOLT AND REMOVE THESE FACISTS FROM POWER! that's the ON:Y way you're ever going to get the truth ever AGAIN!
sawnhill G
sawnhill G Acum 2 luni
So it was indians all along
Thomas Kilpatrick
Thomas Kilpatrick Acum 2 luni
Its scary how people are so easily duped... Its also amazing that often the rebuttal of a lie can sometimes not work as it play against peoples pre-existing confirmation bias / personal beliefs.
Smol Waev
Smol Waev Acum 2 luni
As they say, "its easier to fool people than to convince them they've been fooled." I wonder if the "people" who still watch the nyt can be convinced. But i won't hold my breath rovids.com/video/video-y3qkf3bajd4.html
Prasad Patil
Prasad Patil Acum 2 luni
Food for thought. How can I be certain this itself is not an Active Measure spreading disinformation against Russians? Mind you, this is an OpEd. If in the beginning 3:41 we listen to Yuri Bezmenov, due to “despite of abundance of information no is able to come to sensible conclusion”. Though the news item makes us aware on how disinformation is used in espionage, it fails to provide any tools to identify and isolate such Active Measures.
Smol Waev
Smol Waev Acum 2 luni
"it fails to provide any tools to identify and isolate such Active Measures." LMAO. good on you for noticing, at least.. Can you hazard a guess as to WHY?
jimijuu omastar
jimijuu omastar Acum 2 luni
siva krishna
siva krishna Acum 2 luni
Even British used this fake crap on Nazis. Come on, give us a break. Democrats lost because they alienated a major section of society. That's it.
Kevin M
Kevin M Acum 2 luni
How do we know if any of this video is real or just US propaganda, they didn't seem to try and expose the US much for subversion in other countries except for bringing it up as a footnote. As far as us viewers know every so called expert and X- agent could just be a paid actor. The NYT could be run by CIA operatives as a propaganda factory. And before you start thinking my points are valid, remember you have no idea who I am and why I am doubting this video. I could have my own agenda to persuade you. In the end we never really know anything... We just go with the story we want to believe Descartes eat your heart out
Prince of Prussia
Prince of Prussia Acum 2 luni
Now the MSM does it all on their own.
394pjo Acum 2 luni
Stories like this, that deliberately hide crucial facts, reveal a deeper truth afflicting the West. Russia is winning the information war and having measurable influences on opinions in Europe and the wider world. Despite our best efforts to curtail Russia the opposite is happening it is successfully connecting and expanding its military, industrial and financial relations with many significant countries like China, Turkey, Iran, India and south east Asia, while Its revenues from such ventures are growing by the tens of billions of dollars a day! By comparison the moral poverty of our own political establishment has nothing to offer us except opioids, genetically modified food and pornography. The very fact that insults, name calling and aspersions, as indicated in many of the comments here, are all we have left brings a clarity to our helplessness.
Malmö Facking Stad
plot twist: this is also disinformation.
fuck brexit
fuck brexit Acum 2 luni
It's a shame, people who need to watch this, won't watch it.
carteor Acum 2 luni
Why would he speak in definitions lmao
John Monrow
John Monrow Acum 2 luni
Now do a piece on how the term "racist" was popularized by the USSR as a insult to anyone who didn't mindlessly follow the government 100%.
Smol Waev
Smol Waev Acum 2 luni
shhh, you'll disturb the sheep.
Joshua Woods
Joshua Woods Acum 2 luni
Your opinion is wrong, they didn't invent it
caroline m
caroline m Acum 2 luni
Thank you, NYT!! You've always had great standards of journalism. But I've noticed you changing your focus in recent months to cover things that are definitely lacking in our... special? ... political climate lol. You're covering super interesting topics that I think we need to explore with deeper nuance that has gone missing from so many sources these days. History can give quite a lot of insight into the present
Santiago Restrepo
Santiago Restrepo Acum 2 luni
How perfectly well do you understand what it is basically your core function, NYT
Santiago Restrepo
Santiago Restrepo Acum 2 luni
How perfectly well you understand what it is basically your core function, NYT: disinformation
Frantz Woldy Amazan
I wonder what is the purpose of these videos ??? I feel like my opinion is being manipulated right now
Arian Ka
Arian Ka Acum 2 luni
Explains disinformation with disinformation, wow.
TheSnakeGaming Acum 2 luni
The pot calling the kettle black.
Thomas THE Zaugg
Thomas THE Zaugg Acum 2 luni
I feel like a big part of this story that the New York times missed with regards to this specific KGB program was the infiltraition of various american educational institutions where agents slowly and methodically implimented subtle changes to curriculum and areas of focus with the end goal being for the insititutions to turn out lower quality, less educated pupils. This in turn further damages the nation because these lower quality graduates start to fill the positions of power and because they're less intelligent, they make poor decisions and these poor decisiona further accelerate the race to the bottom. This was they key point of the lectures of Yuri Breznov, was how this process affected the education establishment. Why is the New York times ignoring that? Is it not politically expedient to acknowledge the possibility that the radical left wing mobs ubiqutious in American academia are likely unwittingly brainwashed soviet opperatives? Don't get me wrong, I'm glad the media is finally starting to acknowledge the actual Russian interferance in America, but you're doing the truth and in turn the nation an incredible disservice by not addressing this programs affects on the educational instituions and how it has diminshied the caliber of American academia and the culture itself.
George Lincoln Rockwell
They are not ignoring it, they are deliberately rewriting history knowing that they can get away with it, as the 'paper of record'. The NYT is a Communist newspaper.
Universe Acum 2 luni
I thought the narrator in NYT would be an American
aj_onboard Acum 2 luni
Disease : Disinformation Symptom : Secracy/ lack of transparency Cure : More transparency. The less transparency/ more secrets a government/ higher authorities has to hide from its people, more the chances are there for it to get "infeckted" by disinformation. I feel that a more effective method to cure these kinds of problems in the future will be by being sincere, honest & trustworthy. #blockchainitall 😉
JBTechCon Acum 2 luni
Wow, the NYT actually posted this. It's scare that Leftists don't even realize this is about them.
Darkstar Acum 2 luni
Next the NYT will report on how Kashoggi was the key to world peace. Typical NYT dreck...take some fringe character and build up a complex conspiracy about it. The Left Wing tin foil hats eat this crap for breakfast.
Top Secret Bear
Top Secret Bear Acum 2 luni
Project much NYT? Hilarious hypocrisy you got there.
danica belic
danica belic Acum 2 luni
NYT. KBG. Operatives. UN. USA. From. Day. One.......and. Continue. Mossad. Center. Deem to. Destroy. USA. America. Their. Last. BUMB. To. World. Communist. Domination. They. Already. Murders. 900. Humans. Around. The world. Statistics. Their. Marxist. Religie. Kills. Starves.
danica belic
danica belic Acum 2 luni
Why. Do. We. Cartel. Communist. Evil. In. USA. I know. Jews. Please. Listen. Yuri. Bezmenov. From. 70 he. Was. Explaining. The. KBG. Jews. Tactics. Education. We didn't. Lissen
danica belic
danica belic Acum 2 luni
Jew. Fingers. KBG =. Mossad. Jew. Western. Supported. Jews. The. Enemy. W/. In. For. Century. And. Continue. Izrael. Look. Diabolical. Plan. By. Izrael. Against. USA. Samson. Option. Nuke.
danica belic
danica belic Acum 2 luni
Invented. By. Jews. KBG. 99%Jews. Trust.
Santiago Loaiza
Santiago Loaiza Acum 2 luni
Randolph Hearst officially, but it's been used as a military tactic for a loooong time.
Karla Peña
Karla Peña Acum 2 luni
Holly mother of God. Young Puttin looks like Steven (Stephen?) Miller!!!
Andre Mcknight
Andre Mcknight Acum 2 luni
//// @
Andrea Cluney
Andrea Cluney Acum 2 luni
You should watch the full interview of the last of the three spies shown, as if you believe this; what he has to say in the rest of the interview is most intriguing.
Mr. Yellowstrat
Mr. Yellowstrat Acum 2 luni
Disinformation, on the topic of disinformation. As if there's not clear historical evidence of the NY Times Co. creating and/or promoting disinformation. If a credible outlet put this together, I might've fell for it. Silly how now that the mass of people has figured out the snake like politics around the world, they're like, "sure disinformation has been used... To blame the saintly US govt for all of these terrible things" (that they actually did)
normie x
normie x Acum 2 luni
Trump is the worst russian spy ever.
Scorpion Acum 2 luni
Plot twist: CIA made this video.
wang王运国 Acum 2 luni
Vaibhav U
Vaibhav U Acum 2 luni
Excellent work by NYT.If someone watches Mr. Yuri Bezmunov's interview he says similar things about subversion. He accused Novosti press of of carrying out these KGB operations. You will be surprised to see that the same Novosti press owns RT and other russian media sources. Those fellows at KGB certainly are impressive.
Sunil Patil
Sunil Patil Acum 2 luni
I'm going to burst on NYT for not highlighting northeast India but then they also forget Alaska! Score equal!
Xander Arena
Xander Arena Acum 2 luni
Said the mockingbird media.....
Tom Jones
Tom Jones Acum 2 luni
Russian Government slowly destroying the truth with their cancerous culture....Well done Times, bout time people woke up.
Mikey Raymond
Mikey Raymond Acum 2 luni
It's hilarious. Yuri is an Alt-Right icon. The NYT is shooting themselves in the foot.
Patty Scabby
Patty Scabby Acum 2 luni
NYT is in good company
John J
John J Acum 2 luni
I say Jews in general.Keep in mind that most of the mainstream newspapers are owned by Jewish families and how many of them supported the Bolshevik Revolution.Pick your poison of any Jew in the USSR-Leon Trotsky aka Leon Bronstein was a Jew.Joseph Stalin was a Jew.Lazar Kaganovich was a Jew.Vladmir Lenin was a Jew.That and plenty of newspapers dating back to 1906 that used the number 'six million' when it came to anything negative regarding the Jews to gain sympathy.Being that the NY Times is Jew owned you'll see plenty of newspapers by THEM using this propaganda number.Google 'six million propaganda number' folks and look at the old newspaper articles...including NY Times. In my opinion the Jews are aware they're losing their grip on the USA and Europe with the rise of Nationalism as the Democratic Party collapses.The vast majority of the KGB was Jewish and of course they aren't going to mention this because they want people to focus solely on Russia.Not who had the power and what other sources still do have a grip on public opinion.
HobtheGoblin Acum 2 luni
Russian disinformation didn't begin in the cold war. They invented the 'Jews are trying to rule the world' conspiracy back in the 1800s and sold it around the world.
HobtheGoblin Acum 2 luni
An idea virus? so you mean, a meme?
dope catz
dope catz Acum 2 luni
this is propaganda af
Asim Yousuf
Asim Yousuf Acum 2 luni
When is the CIA version coming out. NYT is just a state shill. Not saying Russia hasn't done it but the US is just way more powerful and efficient with all of this stuff.
Cas Saesen
Cas Saesen Acum 2 luni
Maybe this is disinformation or fake
Wayne S
Wayne S Acum 2 luni
03:20 I remember watching that video on ROvids back in 2005 - 2007 xD A few individuals had actually uploaded it back then. I was intrigued.
kerc Chan
kerc Chan Acum 2 luni
the left was infiltrated by commies back in the 50's they have been spreading their "truth" through the mainstream media for decades this is why just about everything they say is half to 3/4 lies.
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