Fake News: ISIS Luring Irish Members By Offering Decent Broadband

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  • by: Maarten Schenk
Fake News: ISIS Luring Irish Members By Offering Decent Broadband

The story originated from an article published on January 7, 2019 titled "ISIS Luring Irish Members By Offering Decent Broadband" (archived here) which opened:

AFTER NEWS of the apprehension of Irish citizen and suspected member of ISIS Alexandr Ruzmatovich Bekmirzaev in Syria reached Ireland, more information relating to ISIS recruitment of Irish people has been shared by leading terrorism ...

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ISIS Luring Irish Members By Offering Decent Broadband

AFTER NEWS of the apprehension of Irish citizen and suspected member of ISIS Alexandr Ruzmatovich Bekmirzaev in Syria reached Ireland, more information relating to ISIS recruitment of Irish people has been shared by leading terrorism ...

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  Maarten Schenk

Lead Stories co-founder Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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