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EA Video Analysis: The Lie About an Iran "Explosion" That Became Headline News

Eight minutes explaining last week's lie --- about an explosion at the Fordoo uranium enrichment plant, tracking hundreds of people including Revolutionary Guards and North Korean advisors underground --- became news in outlets like Germany's Spiegel, the Jerusalem Post, and The Time of London.

Four lessons:

1. "When you have a guy who claims to be a CIA spy dressed up in sunglasses and a bandana covering his face, you probably want to consider whether he's a trustworthy source of information."

2. "There are really important stories in Iran. Not all of them have to be preceded by the word 'nuclear'."

3. "It is no longer the case that you have a division between reliable print journalism and unreliable Internet journalism by people sitting in their bedrooms."

4. At the end of the day, knowledge is power. Lies are an abuse of that power."

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