Facts force Washington Post to backtrack on report that Russia hacked US power grid
1 January, 2017
The Washington Post has corrected an article in which it said that Russian hackers had infiltrated the US power grid at a Vermont utility. The newspaper now says authorities have no such “indications” as people on social media claim the outlet promotes “fake news.”
Washington Post retracts 'The Russians! hacked the power grid so WAR!' propaganda piece after being called out. https://www.google.com/amp/nypost.com/2017/01/01/washington-post-retracts-story-about-russian-hack-at-vermont-utility/amp/ …
The WaPo caught promoting another fake news story. Since election, the paper has turned into The Washington Post Mortem.
In return, the Washington Post issued a lengthy editor’s note, saying that some of the sites included by PropOrNot “have publicly challenged the group’s methodology and conclusions.” The group later deleted them and Washington Post on its part said that does not “vouch for the validity of PropOrNot’s findings.”