Obscure Episodes of Right-Wing Politics

Almost every day, new stories emerge about some populist right-wing politician doing something outrageous. Whether it is another racist Trump-tweet, some right-wing party seeking Russian funding, or hate-speech against immigrants. What once used to terminate a political career has become distinguished etiquette for the populist far-right. Media, civil society, and politicians seem helpless in finding an adequate response. None of these scandals seem to threaten the political success of the far-right. How can this development be explained?

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#FactOfTheDay 13/07/18 – NASA is running a colony on Mars: Where is the answer of the European Commission ?

On Wednesday, Facebook held an event about the prevention of misinformation and its own actions from the spread of « Fake News » (or misinformation) on its platform. As the discussion went, the question was raised whether InfoWars, a well-known conspiracy website, would see its status of « Official » Facebook page demoted. Facebook answered that: “[…] just for being false, that doesn’t violate the community standards ».

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