This was the excuse National Rally politician Alain Mondino made when he shared an antisemitic conspiracy theory video on his social media channels, which claimed that the Coronavirus was "developed by the Jews'' in order to "establish their supremacy"⠀
Is this the logic that goes into the #journalism that we depend on? Proto Thema, a well-established right-wing newspaper in Greece, recently published an article based on a video supposedly filmed at the Greek border. The author says how the #refugees are 'invading' Greece, shouting 'Allahu Akbar'. The problem is, the only source for this article was a Tweet by right-wing account Generation Europa. Responsible journalism investigates and checks sources, and should not simply repeat racist claims but a biased social media account.⠀
Eleana Vlastou said she was 'scared for her life' at seeing a Muslim man take out his prayer mat on a London tube. She also believes that political correctness means she is unable to criticise anyone without being called racist....
By reporting them without any scrutiny. De Standaard normalises political party Vlaams Belang's Islamophobic positions. ⠀