Italy’s populist leader: Public should decide whether news is fake – The Local – Italy is not rid of Fascist beliefs and wannabe IL Duces

‘Fascism’ The opposition Five Stars was running neck-and-neck with the ruling centre-left Democratic Party (PD) before Matteo Renzi’s downfall last month and is campaigning hard for the next general election, which could be held in coming months.What Grillo is proposing “is called Fascism, and those who play it down are accomplices,” PD senator Stefano Esposito said.The centre-right Forza Italia (FI) party, founded by ex-prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, said Grillo wanted a “minculpop 2.0”, a reference to the propaganda and censorship ministry under dictator Benito Mussolini.Grillo has had a difficult relationship with the media since launching the Five Stars (M5S) in 2009, banning members from appearing on talk shows and giving international media priority over their Italian counterparts at his rallies.

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