We are a group of five graduate student reporters at NYU working on identifying and explaining the process by which far-right misinformation (particularly about immigration, ideology, and religion) is laundered and amplified by North American publications (Breitbart, InfoWars, Fox News, Daily Stormer, etc) and spread throughout Europe.
Our team is made up of reporters from France, Turkey, Pakistan, Canada, and Malaysia and is part of a collaboration with TPM members. If you missed our initial thread on the project you can learn more here.
Thank you to all the members who have already contributed!
For this story we will look at and identify:
How the North American far-right media and political figures are fueling misinformation in Europe.
Specific examples where news about/from Europe is picked up by American news sources and then is amplified and misinterpreted.
How this has benefitted the far-right movements in both Europe and North America.
The mechanics of how this process works.
We would like to know:
Are conservatives in your network(s) sharing misinformation about Europe?
How are they getting that information?
Have you seen specific examples of misinformation about Europe being picked up by the American far-right going mainstream in the US and Europe?