The Mystery Man Who Runs Italy’s ‘Five Star’ From the Shadows – The New York Times

Italian authorities have raised concerns about who has access to the voting records and identities of individual members, and party dissidents have raised suspicion that votes over his platform are being manipulated, something that Mr. Casaleggio and his party deny.

Mr. Casaleggio declined repeated requests for an interview, explaining that he did not trust the news media.

His company has hosted, and earned advertising revenue from, websites littered with conspiracy theories and fake news, messages echoed across a vast network of supportive social media accounts.

via The Mystery Man Who Runs Italy’s ‘Five Star’ From the Shadows – The New York Times

There are disturbing red flags in the paragraphs above, pun intended.

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