WikiLeaks: BBC Is Spreading ‘Fake News’ About French Elections

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WikiLeaks calls BBC 'fake news'

WikiLeaks has accused the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) of deliberately spreading ‘fake news’ about the elections in France. 

Just days after condemning BBC political editor Nick Robinson for spreading false information relating to the Kremlin allegedly interfering in the French elections, the whistleblowing organization then hit out at the BBC itself. reports:

Retweeting a video from Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT (formerly Russia Today), the infamous whistleblower organization took offence to reports they were trying to interfere in the French elections.

Wikileaks promoted nearly 3,600 documents on François Fillon and more than 1,100 files on Marine Le Pen on their Twitter on February 1st.

They also retweeted about an invite to a dinner party Emmanuel Macron sent to then US Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Six days later, on February 7th, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange gave an interview to Russian newspaper Izvestia where he said that emails of Hillary Clinton also contained information on the French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron.

“We have interesting information about one of the candidates for the French presidency – Emmanuel Macron,” said Assange to Izvestia . “This data comes from the personal correspondence of former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.”

Russia and Wikileaks

Both Wikileaks and Russia have faced accusations that they are making attempts to interfere in the 2017 French Presidential election.

In it’s Feburary 8th edition, French newspaper Le Canard Enchaîné said that the French security service The Directorate-General for External Security (DGSE) are preparing for a Russian cyber attack.

According to the DGSE, Russia intends to support the candidacy of Marine Le Pen  “on social networks through web robots that will generate positive messages by the thousands.

Or by revealing confidential data and messages of her opponents.” Contacted by , vice president of the National Front Florian Philippot said he would rely on “the state to secure the presidential election.”


  1. ” Gaslighting: State of mind control and abusive narcissism, described as a deliberate psychological warfare technique employed by the BBC to obfuscate the general public over information. Perhaps a precursor to the CIA’S media control program called Project Mockingbird.” Vanessa Beeley

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