Russia inquiry examines flow of fake news | The minute

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Investigators are looking into whether Trump supporters and far-right websites coordinated with Moscow over the release of fake news, or paid to boost those stories on Facebook, the Guardian’s Julian Borger reports.

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In a 30-day period, dozens of full-blown sites appeared overnight, running full level production posts. It screamed out to me that something strange was going on.

– John Mattes, who helped run Bernie Sanders’ online campaign

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