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The New Yorker | 12.11.17

Donald Trump’s “Fake News” Tactics

Alice Marwick, Becca Lewis

D&S advisor Alice Marwick and research analyst Becca Lewis’s report, Media Manipulation and Disinformation Online, was referenced in The New Yorker.

“Trump’s tactics echo those of previous nativist-populist politicians, but his tweets also draw on the contemporary idioms of the alt-right. This is a loose movement, as the researchers Alice Marwick and Rebecca Lewis have written, best understood as ‘an amalgam of conspiracy theorists, techno-libertarians, white nationalists, Men’s Rights advocates, trolls, anti-feminists, anti-immigration activists, and bored young people’ who express ‘a self-referential culture in which anti-Semitism, occult ties, and Nazi imagery can be explained either as entirely sincere or completely tongue-in-cheek.'”

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