The Washington Post publishes paid articles from the Russian Government. The material is published under the banner “Russia: Beyond the Headlines.” The Washington Post calls it “Native Advertising.”
Recently, the CIA took out a $600 million contract with the parent company of the Washington Post. In 2013, the US Congress passed legislation that made it legal for the CIA to publish fake news aimed at the American public. Critics speculate that the Washington Post most likely agreed to published CIA content as part of the $500 million contract.