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The fake news published by alt-left websites like The Canary *matters*.

Canary republished Max Blumenthal’s smear of journalist/anthropologist Carl David Goette-Luciak from conspiracy site MintPress last week, and this week Goette-Luciak was arrested by the Nicaraguan state.
Update: The Canary has doubled down, says it was "irresponsible" of The Guardian to source news from someone who might say something critical of an authoritarian state - better, presumably, to only publish news would-be dictators will like...

Update: Guardian report on Carl David Goette-Luciak'a detention & deportation after Blumenthal/Canary smears…
Thread on this by @pauloCanning, who should be one of your go-to sources on Twitter for Nicaragua stuff:
Embarrassing to see shadow minister @DanCardenMP getting Nicaragua talking points from the Canary and the Kremlin:
Really good to see @NUJofficial condemning The Canary for its part in smearing a journalist detained in Nicaragua
Caveat: Paul's right; The Canary wasn't main source of smear, but one of the amplifiers of it.
Worth repeating - TheCanary & Max Blumenthal defend Ortega's gov, which has harassed other (Nicaraguan) journalists:…
Good thread on what makes Max Blumenthal's & @TheCanaryUK's "reporting" on Nicaragua so bad - particularly their misrepresentation of a popular (mainly black & indigenous) uprising as some kind of US regime change plot

(HT @pauloCanning)
And a thread on why Mendoza and Blumenthal are not the victims in this story:
Fake news & deported reporters: On the relationship between the Nicaraguan state & global North alt-media:
Thread on alt-leftists cheering a reporter getting deported from Nicaragua(& why "Kremlin shills" is the wrong take)
Really hope @SulomeAnderson wins this. Tired of these guys bullying journalists and smearing rescue workers.
I've just posted the second part of my fact-check of @areidross's report on Max Blumenthal here:…
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