On the 12th of February 2023 Douglas Murray, Author and political commentator, wrote the following tweet:
Evidence from official UK government report shows radical far-left group ‘Hope Not Hate’ (@hopenothate) is in fact a radical extremist hate-group.
The tweet then references the following Mail Online news article: 'Rees-Mogg claims Brexit led anti-terror body to link him to far-right'. The Mail Online article makes no such claim that an official UK government report recognise ‘Hope Not Hate’ as a radical extremist hate group. The only reference to 'Hope Not Hate' in the Mail Online article is the following:
Those on the course were handed an essay by the Hope Not Hate campaign group which flagged up columns by Douglas Murray at the Spectator magazine, Rod Liddle at the Sunday Times and Melanie Phillips on the Times.
Essentially the Mail Online references the Independent Review of Prevent by William Shawcross CVO that reported that a Prevent workshop had used a report published by 'Hope Not Hate' called State of Hate 2020: Far Right Terror Goes Global. In the report Douglas Murray is listed as person responsible for the "normalisation and mainstreaming of Islamophobia".
The follow-up response to the Independent Review of Prevent also makes no reference to 'Hope Not Hate'.
Only some of the replies to the tweet question the validity of the claim made by Douglas Murray, would this be an example of blatant misinformation?