Meet the Swedish internet vigilantes fighting hate online – The Local

“Expressions like ‘Fake News’ and ‘Alternative Truths’ have gained a foothold in Sweden too,” he says, referring to an investigative report by Swedish newspaper Eskilstuna-kuriren which earlier this month exposed a so-called “fake news factory” as a far-right anti-migrant propaganda machine.”There are people who earn money on spreading disinformation and uncertainty. These are well-organized campaigns. It is very difficult to sort everything in the flow of information offered today and we need to raise awareness of what is serious, fact-checked journalism and what is not. Today everything tends to be treated as opinions in the eyes of the readers and then the false image is worth as much as the true image,” says Dennert.

Source: Meet the Swedish internet vigilantes fighting hate online – The Local