How Misinformation Fueled Anti-Immigrant Sentiment in the Tijuana Border Region

2/7/19 In the US, misinformation and fake news have plagued the immigration debate for years, fostering anti-immigrant sentiment and hostility within certain segments of the population.
A global phenomenon, misinformation has driven public debate on immigration and ethnic conflict in multiple countries”leading in a number of cases to violence. In Mexico, social media users took misleading images out of context and shared them on online platforms. The subsequent upsurge in misinformation led to anti-immigrant hostility and violent confrontations between Tijuana residents and the Central American migrant caravan. Key Words: Asylum, refugee, FAKE NEWS