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Gary R. Bunt

Far-right 'Fake News'

FT, Homegrown ‘junk news’ on migrants and Islam surges, studies find

The separate findings — from Avaaz, the campaign group, Alto Data Analytics, a market research firm, and the Oxford Internet Institute — point to a shift in priorities for Europe’s far-right political parties, which no longer explicitly advocate leaving the EU but instead focus on divisive social issues, including the UN migration pact that caused turmoil in several governments last year." Also see BBC News, European elections 2019: Facebook and Twitter under the spotlight

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