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Allegations against Portland antifa latest effort by far-right activists to vilify the antifascist movement

Far-right activists descend on Portland weekly and usually bring violence, including a very notable killing in May 2017. Local antifascists come out to defend minority communities and other vulnerable people. National media usually overlook the context and keep falling for the far-right narrative. Here's how a disinformation campaign went mainstream.

Caroline Orr's weekly round-up on disinformation, regulation, and manipulation

This week's news includes new policies from Twitter to regulate political advertising and combat hateful content, as well as a controversy involving a doctored photo of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a mysterious mass text-messaging campaign targeting Ontario voters, and a co-ordinated effort to manipulate online public opinion polls.