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Operation Mockingbird: How the CIA Manipulated U.S. Media

Beginning in the 1950’s the CIA planted stories in mainstream media to influence public opinion.

After the Watergate scandal in the early 1970’s Congress launched a series of Congressional investigations looking into the CIA. Senator Frank Church lead the investigation and discovered that the CIA paid journalists and other media employees to submit articles favorable to the CIA’s agenda.

Watch the Congressional testimony below.

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Lauren von Bernuth

Lauren is one of the co-founders of Citizen Truth. She graduated with a degree in Political Economy from Tulane University. She spent the following years backpacking around the world and starting a green business in the health and wellness industry. She found her way back to politics and discovered a passion for journalism dedicated to finding the truth.

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