And within a day of that story being published, the paper had to timidly admit that its first story was a lie -- that it's not a "right-wing conspiracy -- after the company's CEO was arrested in Los Angeles County.
The Times initially reported that Konnech, a small company with 27 employees had become the subject of "election deniers" spouting "a new conspiracy theory about the 2020 presidential election."
"Using threadbare evidence, or none at all," the writer, Stuart A. Thompson, reported, "election deniers" said the company "had secret ties to the Chinese Communist Party and had given the Chinese government backdoor access to personal data about two million poll workers in the United States."
Over the past two years, the report continued, "conspiracy theorists have subjected election officials and private companies that play a major role in elections to a barrage of outlandish voter fraud claims." However now, "the attacks on Konnech demonstrate how far-right election deniers are also giving more attention to new and more secondary companies and groups."
The Times reported that company officials assured that none of the reports were true. Thompson went on to report that the firm's employees "feared for their safety" from right-wing violence (which was complete garbage) and that "Konnech's founder and chief executive, Eugene Yu, an American citizen who immigrated from China in 1986, went into hiding with his family after receiving threatening messages."
Any reasonable reader would come away with the conclusion that Konnech, an innocent company that makes products to deal with "basic election logistics, such as scheduling poll workers," has been the target of crazy, and possibly dangerous, conspiracy theories. To press the point, the New York Times used the phrase "conspiracy theory" or "conspiracy theorists" nine times in the article, once in the headline — "How a Tiny Elections Company Became a Conspiracy Theory Target" — seven times in the body of the story, and once in a photo caption. Got it?
But less than 24 hours later, the paper published another story by Thompson under the headline, "Election Software Executive Arrested on Suspicion of Theft." He reported that Yu had been "arrested by Los Angeles County officials in connection with an investigation into the possible theft of personal information about poll workers."
"The company has been accused by groups challenging the validity of the 2020 presidential election with storing information about poll workers on servers in China. The company has repeatedly denied keeping data outside the United States, including in recent statements to The New York Times," Thompson reported, adding: The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office "said its investigators had found data stored in China."
This is precisely what the 'election deniers' -- Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips of the group True the Vote -- reported to the FBI.
Phillips said a cyber analyst he was working with encountered an "oddity in some of the URLS" in January 2021 including at vote4la.com, vote4detroit.com, and vote4boston.com. Konnech's PollChief software application used the URLs to gather personally identifiable information regarding poll workers.
Using BinaryEdge, software that companies utilize to find and assess risks of cyber breaches, Phillips said, “We began to look at where do these URLs resolve to. We found that most of them resolve to one I.P. address and that I.P. address — the URL resolved in China."
“What we also learned in our review, apps.konnech.com [.net], resolved into this same URL in China, meaning that the application itself was residing in China,” he added.
“In Binary Edge, you can figure out what type of database they are using, their database port, and all the different services offered by ports in this particular application living in China. It turned out that not only did it live there, but they left the database open," Phillips continued.
This database “stored the personally identifying information of over a million Americans,” he noted.
It should be clear by now that the American leftist media is in cahoots with the globalist deep state to protect China at any cost so they can do business with the regime, even if it means tanking U.S. elections in the process.