Revealed: The Fake News Operation Pretending to Be Haaretz’s Chief Editor

A fake news site pretending to be a blog by Aluf Benn, Haaretz’s chief editor, spread false stories - including the bogus claim that an Israeli diplomat met Yemen’s president

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A sophisticated influence operation pushing out disinformation about Israel and the Middle East was discovered this week. The website masqueraded as the personal blog of Haaretz editor-in-chief Aluf Benn, though it was opened without his knowledge or consent, and tried to use his status as a respected journalist to push out so-called fake news related to the region.

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