CANADIAN TV NETWORK SUED AFTER ‘FALSELY ACCUSING’ INDEPENDENT NEWS SITE OF BEING PART OF RUSSIAN CYBER OPERATION | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

CANADIAN TV NETWORK SUED AFTER ‘FALSELY ACCUSING’ INDEPENDENT NEWS SITE OF BEING PART OF RUSSIAN CYBER OPERATION

Consortium News, which frequently covers WikiLeaks and various whistleblower stories, has sued Global News for “falsely accusing” the media organization of “being part of a cyber-influence campaign directed by Russia.”

As the lawsuit [PDF] filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia indicates, on December 10, 2019, Global News allegedly spread “false, unfair, and inaccurate statements” that held Consortium News “up to scorn, ridicule, and contempt in the industry.”

The statements suggested Consortium News was responsible for “grossly unethical behavior, dishonesty, lack of integrity, conspiracy,” and the organization was unfit to publish in the news media.

During January, libel notices were sent to Global News and the Communications Security Establishment (CSE). The notices demanded a retraction of any mention of Consortium News as well as an apology.

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