30 Apr 2017

New minister hit by fake news on day one

From Mediawatch, 9:08 am on 30 April 2017

A man dubbed "the internet's biggest liar" targeted Gerry Brownlee with fake news just one day into his new job as foreign minister.

The hoax Gerry Brownlee account set up by Tomasso De Benedetti with the fake news about Mikhail Gorbachev.

The hoax Gerry Brownlee account set up by Tomasso De Benedetti with the fake news about Mikhail Gorbachev. Photo: screenshot

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