March 17, 2020
These pesky Russian hackers are such a nuisance.
Trump administration officials say a foreign disinformation campaign is trying to spread fear amid the coronavirus pandemic, with false rumors of a nationwide quarantine and more.
A senior administration official told Fox News on Monday that it is imperative to ensure the information about the novel coronavirus is coming from verified outlets.
“There is an ongoing effort to spread disinformation and cause undue panic,” the official told Fox News, specifically referring to the rumors of a nationwide quarantine. “There is no national quarantine for the United States.”
The official added: “It’s important we remain vigilant in ensuring our information is coming from verified sources.”
The Associated Press reported that federal officials are describing the disinformation as part of a deliberate effort by a foreign entity to sow fears inside the U.S., though they did not specify which foreign entity may be involved.
The White House National Security Council took public steps to tamp down rumors, tweeting late Sunday that “Text message rumors of a national #quarantine are FAKE.”
“There is no national lockdown,” the NSC tweeted. “@CDCgov has and will continue to post the latest guidance on #COVID19. #coronavirus.”
What is the threat of people thinking they should stay home?
Doesn’t the government want people to do that anyway?
I mean, I get that it’s disinformation, but I don’t think it can hurt anything.
So, are Russian hackers confirmed for harmless pranksters?
Maybe the real Russian hacker conspiracy was trying to figure out what Russian hackers are up to?
I guess the saddest part of the realization that everyone is going to die from Coronavirus is that we’ll never know what the Russian hackers were truly planning.