New Dem Senator Maggie Hassan Uses WashPosts Fake Vermont Utility Hack Story In Hearing
Demonstrating the power of fake news to influence uninformed people, just-elected Democratic Senator Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire brought up a thoroughly discredited Washington Post story at the Senate confirmation hearing for Former General John Kelly. President-Elect Donald Trump has nominated Kelly to be the nation's next head of the Department of Homeland Security.
Hassan brought up the Post's story on a late-December "infrastructure" attack by "a hacking group connected with the Russian government" on a Vermont utility as if it was an established fact which, of course, it's not.
The obvious problem is that Post's reporting been completely discredited, to the point where the paper was forced to concede that it the incident did not penetrate the electric grid, and that it was "not linked to any Russian government effort to target or hack the utility."
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