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French reporter infiltrates campaign of far-right presidential candidate Éric Zemmour

Exclusive: Vincent Bresson says he witnessed casual racism and covert posts by ‘shadow Facebook army’

A reporter who infiltrated Éric Zemmour’s presidential election team has claimed he witnessed a culture of casual racism and a covert online campaign involving a “shadow Facebook army” and repeated rewrites of the far-right polemicist’s Wikipedia page, the most viewed in France.

Vincent Bresson, 27, says he spent more than three months as an increasingly trusted member of “Génération Z”, as Zemmour’s young supporters’ group is known. He said he witnessed multiple racist remarks from both volunteers and senior staff.

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