""" Documents stolen from a ...

""" Documents stolen from a prominent journalist and critic of the Russian government were manipulated and then released as a “leak” to discredit domestic and foreign critics of the government. We call this technique “tainted leaks.” """

A government which needs to do this is actually very weak.

https://citizenlab.org/2017/05/tainted-leaks-disinformation-phish/

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Tainted Leaks: Disinformation and Phishing With a Russian Nexus - The Citizen Lab

Documents stolen from a prominent journalist and critic of the Russian government were manipulated and then released as a “leak” to discredit domestic and foreign critics of the government. We call this technique “tainted leaks.”

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