Cloaked Facebook pages: Exploring fake Islamist propaganda in social media

  title={Cloaked Facebook pages: Exploring fake Islamist propaganda in social media},
  author={Johan Farkas and Jannick Schou and Christina Neumayer},
  journal={New Media \& Society},
  pages={1850 - 1867}
This research analyses cloaked Facebook pages that are created to spread political propaganda by cloaking a user profile and imitating the identity of a political opponent in order to spark hateful and aggressive reactions. This inquiry is pursued through a multi-sited online ethnographic case study of Danish Facebook pages disguised as radical Islamist pages, which provoked racist and anti-Muslim reactions as well as negative sentiments towards refugees and immigrants in Denmark in general… Expand
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