“1 journalist was murdered.
100 journalists from 30 media outlets came together to pursue her work. For the past six months, Forbidden Stories and its partners have worked together in complete secrecy on the “Story Killers” project, a global investigation into the opaque world of disinformation mercenaries that we’re releasing this Tuesday […].
Pursuing Lankesh’s intuition that fake news could be used as a “weapon,” our consortium tracked the companies selling services to influence opinions, manipulate elections, destroy reputations and bury the truth.
Manipulation factories, cyber mercenaries, hack-and-leak operations, weaponized information: the « Story Killers » investigation will reveal the systemic, global nature of this industry and the companies offering disinformation services to the highest bidder–be it a dictator, a crooked politician or a drug trafficker.”