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The Big Fat Compendium Of Russiagate Debunkery - Hacker Noon -
NSA Director Mike Rogers asserted that his agency "watched" Russia hack the French election infrastructure. For the last month establishment media outlets and establishment loyalists have been repeating this allegation as unquestionable fact, in the exact same way they repeat the Russian hacking narrative of the 2016 US elections as an unquestionable fact. And yet they were all dead wrong. Guillaume Poupard, the head of France's cyber security agency, told the Associated Press that there was "no trace" of Russian meddling and that the hack of the Macron campaign "was so generic and simple that it could have been practically anyone."

Links in the original. There are some dubious points before this for example Snowden's assertion that the NSA is absolutely certain to have evidence proving Russian involvement if there exists such evidence (How? suppose they track the hackers to an internet cafe in front of the Kremlin. Does that prove without a doubt that the Russian government is involved?), but this is spot on.

by generic on Wed Jun 14th, 2017 at 04:14:15 PM EST
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Good collection. Some arguments weaker than others, but overall a handy collection of links.

Regarding XKEYSCORE, if there was hackers and they did anything except hacking the DNC on those laptops in that cyber cafe, there is a chance they accidentally identified themselves. I think.

Anyway, I support Snowden (and other former analysts) in their demand to see the proof. Right now it's like a break in at the surveillance camera factory and the company won't show the surveillance tapes, but they gladly offer a bunch of circumstantial evidence all pointing to a competing firm. Yes, maybe the perpetrators were masked, but do present the tapes.

by fjallstrom on Thu Jun 15th, 2017 at 09:01:40 PM EST
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