Consortium News Sues For Libel Over Claims It Aided 'Russian Disinformation' Campaign Against Canada
"...CN reports that Global News published an article on its website on December 10, 2019 titled 'Canadian Eyes Only Intelligence Reports Say Canadian Leaders Attacked in Cyber Campaigns', that was based on a leaked, secret CSE document. The Global News report claimed that CN was the leader of a cyber-campaign aimed at smearing Canada's then foreign minister and current deputy prime minister, Chrystia Freeland.
While CN has consistently maintained that 'the sins of a grandfather should not be visited on his descendants,' the publishers have also pointed out that Freeland's attempts to mislead the public on these important historical facts of her family are indicative of her world view.' The falsification of history, particularly as it pertains to the cover-up or downplaying of the role and the crimes of the Nazis - and their Ukrainian nationalist sympathizers and collaborators during World War II - is a recurring theme internationally. It is part of the deliberate encouragement by all factions of the political establishment of far-right groups and Neo-Nazi tendencies in the face of growing mass struggles by the working class on every continent.
Meanwhile, the fabricated state-organized campaign to label the independent news organization CN as the leader of a 'pro-Russian' disinformation campaign in Canada is a warning for the working class and must be exposed. It marks the expansion of the McCarthy-style witch-hunt that is being used by the imperialist powers in an effort to intimidate and silence journalists, like WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange, who are prepared to stand up and report the truth to the public."