AP Sues US Gov’t Over Fake FBI News Article Booby Trapped With Surveillance Virus

Saturday, August 29, 2015
By Paul Martin

By Melissa Dykes
ActivistPost.com
AUGUST 28, 2015

The Associated Press, one of the main sources for mainstream news articles in the world, is currently suing the U.S. government. It’s claim?

The FBI endangered the AP’s reputation when the federal law enforcement agency sent out a link to a fake AP article the FBI had created which was laced with a surveillance virus that would infect the computer of anyone who clicked on it, thereby enabling the FBI to spy on them.

AP:

“It is improper and inconsistent with a free press for government personnel to masquerade as The Associated Press or any other news organization,” [AP General Counsel Karen] Kaiser wrote. “The FBI may have intended this false story as a trap for only one person. However, the individual could easily have reposted this story to social networks, distributing to thousands of people, under our name, what was essentially a piece of government disinformation.” [emphasis added]

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