As Iraqi elections near, the epidemic of disturbing and divisive fake news on local social media only gets worse. But who exactly is behind it? And are they motivated by profit, popularity or a political agenda?
In Iraqi Kurdistan, as many as a dozen different Facebook pages, all with hundreds of thousands of followers, coordinate their fake news. And wealthy political candidates are likely paying for the service.
A list of all of NIQASH's coverage of the most important Iraqi elections in a decade, with links to all the stories published since the end of 2017. We'll keep this page updated and up front until the elections on