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Group Combating 'Russian Propaganda' Urges Reporter to Drop Story on CIA Arming Syrian Rebel

• by RT

A group that claims to be fighting against Russian propaganda and "fake news" is asking a reporter not to pursue information on the CIA arming Syrian rebels. PropOrNot, famous for being an ex-source for the Washington Post, says the story may fall into the wrong hands.

On Thursday, Jason Leopold, a senior investigative reporter at Buzzfeed, tweeted that he had filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the CIA for documents related to the US arming Syrian rebels.

PropOrNot beseeched him to drop its case in a tweet.

Last year, the Washington Post published a front page article that cited PropOrNot, a group that, according to the site's description, is "volunteering time and skills to identify propaganda – particularly Russian propaganda – targeting a US audience."