Ireland – ‘Fighting Fake News’ podcast: Abortion referendum could be a magnet for disinformation – former minister

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'Fighting Fake News' podcast: Abortion referendum could be a magnet for disinformation - former minister

Kevin Doyle
March 18 2018

ANTI-abortion extremists are likely to use social media to spread disinformation in a bid "to frighten the population into retaining the status quo", former communications minister Pat Rabbitte has said.

The ex-Labour TD, who admits to having his own perspective on the vote, believes the upcoming referendum could be influenced by outside forces who have no issue with using shock tactics.

Continued: https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/fighting-fake-news-podcast-abortion-referendum-could-be-a-magnet-for-disinformation-former-minister-36717131.html