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‘I have a duty to do this’: Meet the Redditors fighting 2020’s fake news war

2 Mar 2020

Despite the site’s reputation as a sometimes-toxic rumor mill, Reddit has become an unlikely home for passionate users who aim to call out disinformation as it spreads.

Robert Mercer invested in Cambridge Analytica, the company that became infamous for siphoning off Facebook users’ information to target political ads. The shady data firm worked for the 2016 Trump campaign and Leave.EU, a pro-Brexit group. The Trump campaign also employed Steve Bannon, the right-wing firebrand who also has ties to Mercer and claims Brexit campaign leader Nigel Farage as a personal friend.


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