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The disinformative ecosystem – Link sharing practices on Telegram as evidence of cross-platform amplification

This research focuses on understanding the information-sharing habits of 30 Dutch-speaking Telegram far-right and conspiracy communities to gain insight into the broader media sphere to which they pertain and on which they feed. Findings show that disinformation is an ecosystem of cross-platform interaction and contamination where mainstream and alternative media coexist.

Authors: Maria Giovanna Sessa, EDMO BELUX, EU Disinfolab; Tom Willaert, EDMO BELUX, Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Jeroen Van Soest, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Date of publication: November 9, 2022