Troubling questions surround BBC ‘disinformation correspondent’ Marianna Spring

Little is known about the history of Marianna Spring, the BBC’s first “disinformation correspondent.” But her record of churning out disinfo of her own in the service of British government objectives sends a bright red flag up over the new Verify project.  The launch of BBC Verify, “a new brand to address the growing threat of disinformation and build trust with audiences by transparently showing how BBC journalists know the information they are reporting,” has raised questions about whether the […]

BBC Verify?

Iain Davis With great fanfare, the BBC has launched BBC Verify. The state broadcaster’s very own, specialist “disinformation and social media correspondent,” Marianna Spring, announced its arrival live on UK TV. She explained that the BBC would verify video, fact check and “counter disinformation.” So rest assured, no one needs to think about anything. The BBC …

BBC fights ‘fake news’ with fake Twitter accounts

RT | May 23, 2023 A journalist with the British broadcaster’s new fact-checking spinoff BBC Verify has admitted to deploying multiple fake Twitter accounts to combat “disinformation.” In a segment broadcast on Saturday, BBC “disinformation correspondent” Marianna Spring warned the audience that “mistruths can cause really serious harm to societies and the people in them.” She then revealed she had […]

Ofcom Flooded With Complaints After Bridgerton Star Told ITV the Coronation Royal Balcony was “Terribly White” – But BBC Presenter Tells Her “You Haven’t Upset Anyone”

Ofcom has been flooded with complaints after a Bridgerton star told ITV that the view of Buckingham Palace balcony was "terribly white" on Coronation Day – but a BBC presenter tells her "You haven't upset anyone".

“Bosnia: Cradle of Modern Jihadism”, Video BBC News, 2015 (9,39 min.)

20 years ago in the civil war in Bosnia, hundreds of Arab jihadists came to join Bosnian Muslims fighting against their neighbours the Serbs and Croats. Grouped into secret fighting units in Central Bosnia, this was the first time in centuries Jihad had been fought against a Western, Christian enemy. Two decades later Bosnia is still reaping the consequences. In the past month ISIS declared the Balkans the next front of Jihad - and in remote mountain villages extremists are flying the ISIS flag.

Kremlin “Drone Attack”: The silly, the stupid, the annoying & the infuriating

Kit Knightly Yesterday evening, the Russian Government claims, two drones attacked the Kremlin with the intention of assassinating President Vladimir Putin. The Russians assert these drones were sent by the Ukrainian government. The drones were allegedly picked up by the Kremlin’s air defenses and blown to pieces before they could do any harm. The Russian …

Ukrainian banker offers cash for drone terror in Russia

Days before a failed drone assassination targeting Putin, Ukrainian banking baron Volodymyr Yatsenko offered a $500,000 bounty to any weapons maker able to land a drone in Red Square during Moscow’s upcoming Victory Day parade.  On April 23, a Ukrainian drone laden with 30 Canadian-made C4 explosive blocks crashed near Rudnevo Industrial Park in Moscow. Ukraine-based operators deployed the 37 LB arsenal in a failed bid to assassinate Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was scheduled to visit Rudnevo that day.  […]