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CIA Gathers Intelligence from Ukrainian Social Media Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Fri, Sep 12, 2014, 01:56 AM

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) gathers the main source of its so-called "intelligence" on the Ukraine by reviewing blogs and social media platforms based in Kiev.

The Russia Today reports that, "Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council spokesman Andrey Lysenko had earlier made a statement claiming that about 2,000 Russian soldiers were killed in Ukraine while at least 8,000 were injured. The Russian ministry points out that the so-called “intelligence” data echoes the statements of the alleged human rights activist, Elena Vasileva, who shared those unsubstantiated figures with the Ukrainian UNIAN news agency over a week ago."

U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki led a press conference shortly after the downing of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 in Eastern Ukraine. She claimed that the Russian military shot down the jumbo jet, just because the Ukraine social media said so. 

As reported by RT, "The same scenario was noticed on numerous occasions, Konashenkov pointed out on a serious note, reminding that unconfirmed or purely fake reports are often turned into “facts” by being repeatedly re-quoted by the media."

The CIA is providing such so-called social media intelligence to the White House to push for more 'sector sanctions' against Russia.

To read the entire article from Russia Today, link here:

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