ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 13, 2017
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(Studio: Brian Ross) The charges from Syrian President Bashir al-Assad that the chemical attack he has been blamed for was fabricated by the US featured; scenes shown of the child victims of the attack now called a hoax; details given about a Russian fake news/disinformation operation. [ASSAD - calls it a fabrication.] [International Centre for Counter-Terrorism fellow J.M. BERGER- says the Russian story was pushed to the US.] [Oxford Internet Inst. professor Philip HOWARD- says a team manipulates public opinion in other countries.] [British intelligence officer Ciaran MARTIN- calls it a "capable" operation.]
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