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Meet the KGB Spies Who Invented Fake News | NYT Opinion

Discussion in 'History' started by AndrewvanZyl, Nov 20, 2018.

  1. AndrewvanZyl

    AndrewvanZyl Occasional commenter

    Published on Nov 19, 2018
    In Episode 1 of Operation InfeKtion, we reveal how one of the biggest fake news stories ever concocted — the 1984 AIDS-is-a-biological-weapon hoax — went viral in the pre-Internet era. Meet the KGB cons who invented it, and the “truth squad” that quashed it. For a bit.
     

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