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AP sues over access to FBI records on fake news story

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NY Post- WASHINGTON — The Associated Press sued the US Department of Justice Thursday over the FBI’s failure to provide public records related to the creation of a fake news story used to plant surveillance software on a suspect’s computer.

AP joined with the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press to file the lawsuit in US District Court for the District of Columbia.

At issue is a 2014 Freedom of Information request seeking documents related to the FBI’s decision to send a web link to the fake article to a 15-year-old boy suspected of making bomb threats to a high school near Olympia, Washington. The link enabled the FBI to infect the suspect’s computer with software that revealed its location and Internet address.

AP strongly objected to the ruse, which was uncovered last year in documents obtained through a separate FOIA request made by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.  more

5 Comments on AP sues over access to FBI records on fake news story

  1. What? the AP expects “justice” from the DOiJ? Release of records? From the same people who have yet to release any (relevant) records under Kongressional subpoena referencing F&F?
    Silly AP.
    Of course, this is the same AP who is (was) a major player in the DeMSM (pronounced Dem-es-em), and wouldn’t know or publish the truth if it came up and bit them on the ass. Hard. Twice.
    So I have NO sympathy. Suck it up buttercup. And watch your ratings and your relevance drop as hard and as fast as CNN’s and MSNBC’s.

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