A gut-wrenching story about the toll that a disinformation campaign took on the White Helmets and their co-founder. The impacts of that ongoing campaign are profound, diffuse, and will never fully be understood. But in this case, they were acute & tragic.
Great piece from on how disinformation promoted by Russia, and sadly even senior members of the Labour party, destroyed a real humanitarian.
It’s been almost a year since death of Mayday founder James le Mesurier. This thorough & haunting investigation by acquits JLM of all charges hurled, & explains what it is to live as the target of systematic, cruel, & baseless disinformation.
A deeply reported, beautifully written piece by about James Le Mesurier, White Helmets co-founder, who was engulfed in a sea of Moscow-driven disinformation and smears and fatally beset by financial allegations that turned out to be empty.
The life and death of James Le Mesurier said so much about the war in #Syria. One year on, we now know what happened and why. With words from his widow.
James was one of the bravest, kindest people I knew. He dedicated himself to saving lives in Syria, and was hounded to his death for it. His memory, his legacy and the lives he helped save will outlive those who have sullied themselves in cheap smears.
“I’ve never seen an event where so many who tried to do good were destroyed...Everything that this conflict ever touched ended up damaged.” Ain’t that the truth. On James Le Mesurier’s inspiring life, and tragic disinformation-fueled death
I met James in Istanbul in 2018. He was just so singularly focused on saving the lives of Syrian. What these people did to him and the White Helmets with their smear campaigns is unforgivable
There are times when you get to witness a tour de force in journalism. This piece by is exactly that: How Syria's disinformation wars destroyed the co-founder of the White Helmets
It’s been nearly a year since my friend James passed away, and I will never, ever forgive those who put him through this hell in his final days. A wonderful, kind, brave man, I miss him immensely.
You must read this outstanding piece of journalism by . It is a model of rigour & fairness, a grim look into the lethal consequences of disinformation, how organised smears took the life of a good man who tried to assist a people in distress.
All the praise heaped on this piece by is well-deserved. We will never forget you and the good you have done, .
Today's must-read : How Syria's disinformation wars destroyed the co-founder of the White Helmets
A powerful, tragic and shocking article by about the destruction of a good man, partly by state-sponsored disinformation, conspiracy theorists and trolls. A lot of it happened on Twitter. It had terrible, real-world consequences.
Every politics, journalism and international studies student should read this piece: How Syria's disinformation wars destroyed the co-founder of the White Helmets | News | The Guardian
A riveting account of what happened to James Le Mesurier, the British co-founder of the Syrian rescue group, this time last year. . now has the full story and he tells us powerfully in this longread
Disinformation can have lethal consequences. Read this agonizing investigation into co-founder James Le Mesurier's suicide, by the matchless
"I’ve never seen an event where so many who tried to do good were destroyed... Everything that this conflict ever touched ended up damaged." How Syria's disinformation wars destroyed the co-founder of the White Helmets
"The life and death of James Le Mesurier is the story of a man who became a lightning rod in a war of narrative over the Syrian conflict – someone ... unwittingly became a central figure in a global information war fought over a crumbling world order."
Hugely important piece by about the nasty disinformation campaign against James Le Mesurier, co-founder of the heroic Syrian White Helmets.
Worth stopping to read this remarkable work by ⁦⁩ on how disinformation cost the life of the White Helmets founder