How the false theory that Nazism was a leftist movement spread online | Fact Checker

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has a habit of making controversial claims. Recently, he said there’s “no doubt” Nazism was a leftist movement. But Bolsonaro isn’t the first person to make this claim. Linking Nazism to an opposition party is a long-running political trope. This iteration, where the Nazis are leftist, has spread widely online for almost a decade. It’s a perfect example of what we at the Fact Checker call a zombie claim – debunked claims that keep coming back to life. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube:

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