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‘Unprecedented’ disinformation campaign re Oz fires

Australia’s bushfire emergency has sparked an online disinformation campaign “unprecedented” in the country’s history, researchers told AFP Friday, with bots deployed to shift blame for the blazes away from climate change. The fires have claimed at least 26 lives and destroyed more than 2,000 homes across Australia. And they have also prompted misleading online claims […]

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