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A spooky group which kicked off the ill fated "Fake News Website" campaign

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"Your Friendly Neighborhood Propaganda Identification Service"
Started: 2016
Founder: Supranational Deep State

In its own words:
"We formed PropOrNot as an effort to prevent propaganda from distorting U.S. political and policy discussions. We hope to strengthen our cultural immune systems against hostile influence and improve public discourse generally. However, our immediate aim at this point is to empower the American voter and decrease the ability of Russia to influence the ensuing American election."
Constitutes: NATO/Propaganda

Main focus: Russian propaganda, Fake news websites  


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PropOrNot/List4,662The PropOrNot list was a list of websites that it stated "Reliably Echo Russian Propaganda"


The group uses a US flag and was quick to label websites (such as this one) Russian Propaganda. It is critical of anyone who are not aligned the US establishment, indicating perhaps a US deep state, permanent war mentality. PropOrNot has refused to identify themselves.The Washington Post described them as “an independent team of concerned American citizens.” George H. Elias claimed in May 2018 that the group was a project of the Atlantic Council and that "Michael Weiss and company are the people behind Propornot".[1]

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Natural News, one of the websites listed by PropOrNot announced a $10,000 reward for the identities of the group.[3]

The language of the group, its frequent undocumented claims of websites being outlets of "Russian Propaganda" are suggestive of the UK's Integrity Initiative/Institute for Statecraft. It seems likely therefore that it was a NATO/deep state propaganda operation.

ZeroHedge article

In January 2018, ZeroHedge wrote that “In this article, you'll meet some of the people staffing Propornot. You'll meet the people and publications that provide their expenses and cover the logistics. You'll meet a few of the deep state players. We'll deal with them very soon. They need to see this as the warning shot over the bow and start playing nice with regular people. After that, you'll meet the NGO's that are funding and orchestrating all of it.” [4]

Enemy images

Full article: Enemy image

Propornot's claim that the websites on its list were outlets of "Russian propaganda" is an interesting invocation of a cold war image. This pitted the Western "free world" lead by the USA against the USSR's Eastern "Evil Empire" which promoted totalitarian communism rather than "free market" capitalism. This same mentality is reflected in Wikipedia's policy of having a blacklist of "unreliable" websites (including this one). Anything said by any site on the list can be deemed "unreliable", even if backed by a lot of otherwise compelling evidence. The Wikispooks way, by contrast is to focus primarily on the real world evidence - avoiding both blind trust in and uncritical rejection of whoever is presenting it.


Proscribed words

PropOrNot tweeted in January 2019 that usage of words such as "warmonger" and "establishment" are primarily used by "Russian propaganda":

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Full article: PropOrNot/List

PropOrNot published what it termed "An Initial Set of Sites That Reliably Echo Russian Propaganda":,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

This was slightly modified later that year.