How a fake Guardian graphic went from one tweet to fooling the paper’s own writers

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The Glastonbury Festival took place this weekend. Twitter users responded predominantly by arguing about the merits of Kanye West and retweeting a fake poll that claimed to reveal most of the attendees voted Conservative in the recent UK election. The graphic, which at first glance appeared to be from The Guardian, was actually the creation of a 25-year-old Irishman, who tweets as @PrayForPatrick. Here’s his original tweet from June 26: reminder that the glastonbury is officially probably the most tory place in the world right now http://pic.twitter.com/GCWz27Lo4r — Patrick (@PrayForPatrick) June 26, 2015 He later tweeted a good explanation of why he made the…

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