Was The Guardian Spoofed By Alt-Right Hoax?

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There has been much speculation about the above Guardian article after renowned Twitter hoaxer Godfrey Elfwick claimed he had spoofed them into publishing a parody piece mocking liberals. The anonymous article purports to tell the story of how a lefty became an alt-righter. But was it legit? Eflwick, a satirist who has previously succeeded in hoaxing several other national news organisations, claims he was the author:

The Guardian themselves are not 100% sure, they will only tell Guido they are “confident” they haven’t messed up:

“We are confident of the identity of the author and the sourcing of the article in question.” 

It certainly reads like a spoof, then again with The Guardian comment pages it’s hard to tell…

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