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Sunday, June 17, 2018
Nina Mast
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Bannon Seeking To Escape Irrelevance — In Sweden

Steve Bannon revealed to a Swedish newspaper that he will be visiting the country to “learn from” the Sweden Democrats (SD), an anti-immigration, anti-Muslim party attempting to rebrand away from its neo-Nazi roots. In seeking alliances with Sweden’s most prominent right-wing party leaders, Bannon is trying to dig himself out of the political irrelevance his downfall has brought.

April 3, 2018
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How Alex Jones Has Pushed The “Crisis Actor” Conspiracy Theory About Parkland Students

Right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is reportedly one strike away from being totally banned from YouTube for spreading the conspiracy theory that survivors of the Parkland, FL, school shooting were “crisis actors.” In response to the threat, Jones is attacking YouTube for supposed censorship and defending himself by contending that he never “called the students crisis actors.”

March 5, 2018
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How Sweden Fights Back Against Fake News

In 2016, the story of a juvenile sex crime in an Idaho town swept through the national right-wing media ecosystem, picking up fabricated and lurid details along the way; several months later, the newly inaugurated President Donald Trump falsely suggested that a terrorist attack had recently taken place in Sweden, baffling the country.

December 27, 2017
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Fascist Trolls And White Nationalists Defend Trump’s Anti-Muslim Video Retweets

On Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump retweeted three anti-Muslim videos posted by Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of the far-right, ultranationalist Britain First political organization who has previously been “found guilty of religiously aggravated harassment.”

November 30, 2017

Network And Cable News Ignore Rohingya Plight In Primetime

The Myanmar government’s military forces are conducting ethnic cleansing of the country’s Rohingya Muslim population — an ethnic and religious minority in Myanmar — through systematic violence and expulsion.

October 19, 2017
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“Alt-Right” Ship Detained In Mediterranean For Apparent Human Trafficking

Defend Europe, an anti-immigrant group that attempts to disrupt humanitarian search and rescue missions in the Mediterranean Sea, recently chartered a boat that was stopped in a Cyprus port, where several members were arrested for forging documents and engaging in potential human trafficking.

July 30, 2017
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Sweden Is Far Right Gateway Into Europe

Sweden is known as a bastion of progressive values and policies, but underneath the dominant ideology, there is a motivated, well-connected nativist movement that has existed for decades and is now re-emerging, armed with fake news.

May 30, 2017

Trump Blames Clinton For Execution Of Iranian Scientist After The Right-Wing Lie Was Debunked

Echoing a myth peddled by right-wing media, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump claimed that there was a link between the execution of Shahram Amiri, a nuclear scientist in Iran, and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s private email server, which contained a couple emails that appear to discuss Amiri’s case.

August 9, 2016