Alberta's Energy 'War Room' Hires a New Fighter - 2022-07-18

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F0.png Alberta's Energy 'War Room' Hires a New Fighter July 18, 2022, Geoff Dembicki, The Tyee

An Alberta organization that spreads government propaganda about the oil and gas industry has hired a U.S. crisis management firm whose stated mission is to defend against "predatory" journalists.

CounterPoint Strategies was contracted by the Canadian Energy Centre, also known as Alberta's Energy War Room, to "provide strategic advice and assistance with social media and digital communications relating to U.S. energy issues," according to documents registered in early May with the U.S. Department of Justice.

CounterPoint explains on its website that it works with "clients that are being threatened in the public discourse." Its services are necessary, because the "modern news media" is "hostile, aggressive and willing to disregard standards and collude with almost any antagonist."

The firm advertises a "counter-adversarial strategy" for fighting back. "We can stop hostile coverage in its tracks," it says.

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