July 6, 2023: Rise in Xenophobic and Racist Disinformation Throughout Europe

The influx of riots and demonstrations in France over the last month has become the subject of much disinformation and several fake news stories across Europe. An analysis of the EDMO fact-checking network showed that the posts circulating online, which are allegedly the protests in France, are clips resurfaced from old videos and photos unrelated to the ongoing protests. The majority of the false narratives appear to be aimed at magnifying the violence of the protests or using the protests as a pretext to spread well-known xenophobic and racist disinformation.

Read the full article here: https://edmo.eu/2023/07/06/exaggeration-racism-and-xenophobia-characterize-disinformation-on-the-demonstrations-in-france/