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Corbyn at Glastonbury

The Corbyn spy hoax and the cycle of fake news

Column
Jan Blommaert
12/03/2018
5 minutes to read

In February 2018, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was accused by the British tabloids of having been a Soviet spy. The media debate following these allegations offer us a glimpse the structure of a new media environment and the making of fake news.