EXCLUSIVE: Canadian Facebook page weaponized Islamophobia behind facade of "news" - 2019-06-03

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F99.png EXCLUSIVE: Canadian Facebook page weaponized Islamophobia behind facade of "news" June 3, 2019, Caroline Orr, National Observer

"My cousin ... a very well-educated woman appears to believe that Muslims are about to take over Canada and change our government laws to Sharia law," a ​​​reader wrote to Canada's National Observer ​​in a recent email. "I would like to be able to refute this opinion with facts."

The reader included in the note a series of emails between her own family members. What followed was a crash-course in the effects — and the effectiveness — of disinformation.

Citing various far-right websites, her relatives warned about fictitious threats, such as "leftists" supporting "jihad" against Canadian society, the Muslim Brotherhood "penetrating the education system," and the "wave of destruction" unleashed by immigration.

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{{cite news | first = Caroline | last = Orr | title = EXCLUSIVE: Canadian Facebook page weaponized Islamophobia behind facade of "news" | url = https://www.nationalobserver.com/2019/06/03/news/exclusive-canadian-facebook-page-weaponized-islamophobia-behind-facade-news | work = National Observer | date = June 3, 2019 | accessdate = June 4, 2019 }}