AP, RCFP Sue over FBI’s Impersonation of Journalists, and Much More: FRINFORMSUM 9/3/2015

The National Security Archive is a great resource for research on ruling class malfeasance.

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Excerpt from documents obtained by EFF showing the fake AP article FBI agents sent to suspect. Excerpt from documents obtained by EFF showing the fake AP article FBI agents sent to suspect.

The Associated Press and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press are suing the Department of Justice over the FBI’s creation of a fake news story, which it attributed to AP, to ensnare a suspect. In 2007 the FBI created the fake story, concerning bomb threats made at a Seattle-area high school, and sent it in a private MySpace message to the 15-year-old student who was suspected of making the threats. The article contained malware that, once clicked on by the suspect, allowed FBI agents to track him. The AP and RCFP both submitted FOIA requests to the FBI regarding the matter, and are now suing to compel the bureau to produce the relevant records. The RCFP’s Litigation Director Katie Townsend argues that the FBI’s impersonation of journalists “undermines the credibility of…

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