Colin Murphy: Fake news, perhaps, but the issues are real

Liberals should be engaging with Trump and Brexit voters, not getting distracted by alt-right websites

12th February, 2017
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Jestin Coler was a freelance journalist, a political science graduate and a registered Democrat when, in 2013, he had an idea: he had spotted the rise of so-called ‘alt-right’ sites on the internet and thought he would try and infiltrate them.

He would write bogus news stories and place them on these sites, in order to denounce them. Coler would create fake news in order to expose the alt-right as purveyors of fake news.

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