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Calls for Prosecution of Far Right Deep Fakes

12/05/2022

The Independent newspaper says that a report aired on Channel Four Television reveals that neo-Nazi group Patriotic Alternative has been distributing fake leaflets in at least two recent Parliamentary by elections, purporting to be from the Labour and Conservative Parties.  Both leaflets sought to manipulate white voters into taking a racist decision at the polls.  Some of the leaflets were distributed in the Batley and Spen By Election of 2021.  This was the seat once held by Jo Cox, who was murdered by a right wing extremist in 2015.  The documentary exposing Patriotic Alternative went out on Channel Four on Monday 9th May, and is available to view on the station’s download platform.  Nick Lowles, CEO of Hope Not Hate, called for prosecution if it is established that the group had broken the law.   He said: “It is totally illegal to put out a leaflet in the name of another organisation during an election, and it is incumbent on the authorities to really look into this and prosecute where the evidence exists.” 

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