February 15, 2022
U.S. intelligence officials are accusing the conservative financial news website Zero Hedge of spreading Russian propaganda.
The officials, who spoke to The Associated Press, pointed to a number of stories published by Zero Hedge that accused the U.S. government of raising exaggerated alarms about the prospects of a Russian invasion of Ukraine. They said the stories originated with Kremlin-controlled media.
Some of those stories were written by people affiliated with the Strategic Culture Foundation, an organization sanctioned by the Biden administration for allegedly contributing to Russia’s interference in the 2020 election, according to the AP.
Zero Hedge has denied any wrongdoing and said it publishes a variety of opinions on its site.