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A local British politician who posted a fake photo of former Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn at the scene of Sunday’s Liverpool terrorist attack has agreed to pay “substantial damages” and Corbyn’s legal costs, he said on Tuesday. This is hard to imagine in American politics, where politicians regularly share misinformation.

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Paul Nickerson, a Conservative member of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council tweeted He “accepts full responsibility” of a fake photo he posted on Twitter on November 15, in which the former Labor Party leader inflates a poppy seed near a burning taxi at the site of the terrorist attack. One was killed and another was injured.

The photoshopped tweet portraying Corbyn as a supporter of terrorist violence stopped calls for Nickerson to step down, while the Conservative group on his council Suspended Him, according to the BBC.

Nickerson deleted the fake photo and apologized independent of the latest apology, but told BBC That the problematic tweet was a prank by his friends, who had “compromised” his account.

Corbyn’s spokesman said daily mail that he was taking legal action Now on to the deleted tweet.

In response to Nickerson’s latest apology, Corbino said The false image on Tuesday “failed to understand the gravity of the threat… so I welcome his decision to apologize for his derogatory post,” adding that he is “close enough to my heart to support the charity”. Will use the agreement.”


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