Saturday, December 17, 2016

How A Far Right Fake News Site in Britain Was Used To Elect Trump

This article describes a far right activist in Britain and how he uses the social media to influence public opinion in the US and Europe.  He was influential in supporting Brexit in Britain and he was an advocate for Trump in the US election.  He is also a fan of Putin and far right groups in Russia.  His slogan Britain First is very similar to Trump's slogan of America First.  Stephen Bannon, who is Trump's strategy manager, and a key part of Trump's transition team,  is the manager of Breitbart News which uses the social media to spread fake news in the US.  Bannon has opened Breitbart News in Europe to support far right movements there and to take back lessons to the US.  This has become an international movement with a common set of messages and purpose,

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