Fascinating article, and I’m inclined to believe it to a point. But I’ve been exploring another theory recently that I think may also have weight. While it’s possible this is some coordinated thing between the government and CNN, there’s another possibility — that CNN is doing it purely because this is the sort of stuff that gets them secondary sharing traffic. They may be doing the whole thing purely for the clicks.

I go into the concept in some more detail here:

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