Published: August 28, 2022
The British Byline Times last week published a new investigative article about Swiss Policy Research. The article reveals how SPR, while “claiming to expose geopolitical propaganda”, seems in fact “more intent on spreading it.”
To read a brief fact check of the Byline Times article, see below. To learn more about the well-connected British academic quoted in the article, see here. To read more negative reviews of SPR, see here (in English) and here (in German).
Fact check of the Byline Times article
On Julian Assange: Assange in 2018 shared our CFR media diagram, not the Media Navigator; Swiss historian Daniele Ganser referred to the Media Navigator, not the CFR media diagram.
On the Browder/Magnitsky case: Magnitsky was neither a “tax lawyer” nor did he “investigate tax fraud”; rather, he was an accountant and accused of participating in tax fraud. (more)
On the Biden/Ukraine documentary: SPR didn’t publish the documentary “just before the 2020 US election”, but almost one month after the election (on November 28). (more)
On the 2016 DNC data hack/leak: In 2017, CrowdStrike President Shawn Henry acknowledged under oath that there was no proof of a Russian hack against the DNC. (more)
On US sanctions: While the US government claims Ukrainian politician Derkach (who revealed the Biden/Ukraine tapes) and website SouthFront (which covers the wars in Syria and Ukraine) are “Russian intelligence assets”, it hasn’t yet provided any evidence to support these allegations.
On coronavirus: Indeed, the novel coronavirus almost certainly emerged from a lab, face masks and social distancing didn’t work, and vaccines in certain cases may increase deaths. (more)