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What’s the Truth Behind Truthfeed?

Clues link the site to a prominent Trump supporter—and to white pride

“Shocking Photo of DACA Recipients BURNING American Flag in Protest!” declared a September headline on the website Truthfeed. The article came a day after Donald Trump said he would halt the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which protects 800,000 young, undocumented immigrants from deportation.

Trouble is, the image, which shows a few unidentified protesters holding Mexican flags amid the remnants of a burning Trump piñata, wasn’t a DACA demonstration, nor does it show any burning flags. The picture had been taken 16 months earlier at an anti-Trump protest in California.

It was a typical article for Truthfeed, a website with hidden financial backers that went online in April 2016 as

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