‘Real risk’ of Islamic State fighters on migrant boats, Italy warns

Fools seem to gather together when it comes to trying to appear not racist when being racist!

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Mediterranean migrant boats headed for Europe could be carrying fugitive Islamic State fighters, Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano has asserted. He’s been hosting African, EU and UN officials at a Rome conference.

Fake news sharing in US is a rightwing thing, says study

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University of Oxford project finds Trump supporters consume largest volume of ‘junk news’ on Facebook and Twitter

Low-quality, extremist, sensationalist and conspiratorial news published in the US was overwhelmingly consumed and shared by rightwing social network users, according to a new study from the University of Oxford.

The study, from the university’s “computational propaganda project”, looked at the most significant sources of “junk news” shared in the three months leading up to Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address this January, and tried to find out who was sharing them and why.

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