UPDATE: The Facebook diabetes scam

This is the online version of the Popular Information newsletter. Subscribe to get independent accountability journalism in your inbox every week: On Monday, Popular Information reported on the machinations of the Rowdy Republican Facebook page, which combined incendiary right-wing memes with dangerous misinformation about diabetes. The reach of the Rowdy Republican page on Facebook was extraordinary — exceeding large national publications like USA Today — and, according to a leading diabetes expert, the scam it was pushing on Facebook users put their health in danger.

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