Meet the fake news trolls who influenced US and Indonesian polls for money


They have popped up in election campaigns from the United States to Malaysia to Indonesia. A small town in Europe was even dubbed the world’s fake news capital.

In 2016, more than 100 pro-Donald Trump websites were being run from one town in Macedonia.

VELES, Macedonia: His business card states, “The man who helped Donald Trump win US elections”, and Mr Mirko Ceselkoski is eager to read it out, saying: “It’s so funny that I became famous because of this.”

Whether it was fame or infamy, the 38-year-old, who calls himself an internet marketing consultant, found a golden ticket not only for himself, but also the Macedonian town of Veles, where he had some students. Tiếp tục đọc “Meet the fake news trolls who influenced US and Indonesian polls for money”

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