October 14, 2020
ARLINGTON, VA / ACCESSWIRE / October 13, 2020 / Consortium News has sued the Canadian TV network Global News for defamation in federal court in Virginia over a report that said CN was part of a “cyber influence” campaign “directed” by Moscow against a Canadian leader. Consortium News was founded in 1995 by award-winning investigative journalist Robert Parry, who broke some of the biggest stories around the Iran-Contra scandal in the 1980’s.
The lawsuit accuses the Corus Entertainment-owned network of entering into a business conspiracy with the Canadian Communications Security Establishment (CSE)–Canada’s NSA-to “link …critics” of Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland to “‘Russia’ as a way of discrediting those critics and protecting themselves.”
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