Study finds Trump supporters and extreme far-right conservatives share the most ‘junk’ news on social media

A study from the Oxford Internet Institute shows that Trump supporters and extreme far-right conservatives share more ‘junk’ news on Twitter and Facebook than all other groups combined.

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David Cameron Seeks New Powers to Combat Extremism in Britain

Stoking the debate over the balance between security and civil liberties, Prime Minister David Cameron pledged to seek broad new police powers to combat the radicalization of Muslims in Britain and to end what he termed “passive” tolerance of extremism.   Mr. Cameron’s office said the proposals included a new system under which the police would be able…

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Tories to Make Islamophobia a Hate Crime

Aiming to woo Muslim voters, the Tories announced plans to enforce new measure that would make anti-Muslim hate crimes as serious as anti-Semitic attacks, in case they won general elections next May 7. “We will require police forces to record anti-Muslim crimes as well as anti-Semitic crimes,” Home secretary, Theresa May, pledged in a speech…

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US must ‘destroy’ Islamic State, say religious conservatives

August 13, 2014 (RNS) A coalition of more than 50 religious leaders, led by mostly conservative Catholic, evangelical and Jewish activists, is calling on President Obama to sharply escalate military action against Islamic extremists in Iraq. They say “nothing short of the destruction” of the Islamic State can protect Christians and religious minorities now being subjected…

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Baroness Warsi resigns from Conservative party over Gaza and warns Tories over attracting ethnic minorities

August 10, 2014 Former Conservative chairman Baroness Warsi says her party will not win the next election unless it does more to attract ethnic minority voters. She resigned as a government minister over the UK’s policy on Gaza last week but has now broadened her criticisms. Tory MP Alec Shelbrooke said her criticisms would soon…

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