Among the alleged targets of the alleged federal probe are Infowars and Breitbart, two non-establishment news sites falsely characterized as “far right” by far-left journalists Peter Stone and Greg Gordon and the radical left-wing activists they quote as supposed “experts.”
Both of the conservative-leaning news agencies in question now have audiences dwarfing the readership and viewership of many increasingly discredited establishment-media voices. In fact, analysts suggest the two are among the most influential media outlets in the United States, if not the world. Critics dismissed and ridiculed the alleged FBI conspiracy theories involving the news agencies as ludicrous and potentially even “fake news.” The FBI would not publicly confirm whether or not the claim printed by McClatchy, based on supposed unnamed officials, was even real.
“Federal investigators are examining whether far-right news sites played any role last year in a Russian cyber operation that dramatically widened the reach of news stories — some fictional — that favored Donald Trump’s presidential bid, two people familiar with the inquiry say,” the McClatchy reporters claimed.Read more at TheNewAmerican