I can’t believe I even have to say this, you guys, but there are so many opportunistic douchebags out there using NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden’s name as clickbait (thirdphaseofmoon, The Cosmos News, ADG, and others) that someone has to spell it out. There is not one shred of evidence, not one, to support the idea that any such info was released… unless you believe the Iranian FARS news agency which also reported more Americans would vote for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad than Barack Obama.
In the case of thirdphaseofmoon, it’s just become another one of the interchangeable, meaningless buzzwords they use to drive traffic, along with “incredible footage”, “breaking”, “smoking gun”, and “special report.”
The Cosmos News, with its overuse of graphics and creepy robot voice, went so far as to totally fabricate a story they claim was reported on the site The Intercept regarding UFO photos.
Here’s what the hysteria is all about: There is a slide show in a presentation called The Art of Deception: Training for a New Generation of Online Covert Operations included in the documents Snowden released. The presentation included some supposed UFO images, but these were used to illustrate points made by the presenter.They are used in the same way you would use stock photos, something to illustrate the concept you’re trying to get across. Unfortunately, the text of that presentation is not provided, so we can only guess the point being made.
There’s also a photo and a quote from Teller (of the comedy and magic team Penn & Teller), yet nobody seems to be making the leap that Teller is an NSA operative, because that is equally stupid.
Thirdphaseofmoon mentions Snowden’s name in their video, but that’s it. They have such a low regard for their viewership, they don’t even bother pretending they’re not misleading you.
I wonder: if everybody avoided these channels completely, would they behave more responsibly? Vote with your mouse, folks. Don’t take the clickbait.