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Information Laundering and Counter-Publics: The News Sources of Islamophobic Groups on Twitter

  title={Information Laundering and Counter-Publics: The News Sources of Islamophobic Groups on Twitter},
  author={Cornelius Puschmann and Julian Ausserhofer and Noura Maan and Markus Hametner},
Which news sources do supporters of populist islamophobic groups and their opponents rely on, and how are these sources related to each other? We explore these questions by studying the websites referenced in discussions sur- rounding Pegida, a right-wing populist movement based in Germany that is opposed to what its supporters regard as is- lamization, cultural marginalization and political correct- ness. We draw on a manual content analysis of the news sources and the stances of Twitter users… Expand
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