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Social media 'influencer' charged with spreading 2016 election disinformation.

We need more of these arrests! Our russian-influenced president that set the country on fire with words and decrees is temporarily muzzled and still needs to be banned from office. Disinformation from russia didn't end with the occupation of our Capital.

This 'influencer' committed election fraud by using the media to spread disinformation that is dangerous to democracy and freedom. Just words and Free speech? No. Yelling fire in a crowded room isn't. Harming the election is eventually harmful to everyone. Spreading disinformation within our own industry is suicide for America. That path ends in D I S A S T E R not democracy.

POLITICO: Social media 'influencer' charged with spreading 2016 election disinformation.
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/27/social-media-influencer-election-disinformation-463170

The charges: The FBI arrested Douglass Mackey, known as “Ricky Vaughn,” on accusations of conspiring to deprive individuals of their right to vote through “coordinated use of social media to spread disinformation,” according to a complaint filed in the Eastern District of New York.

Mackey, according to a 2018 HuffPost report, is a prominent pro-Trump online troll with ties to the white nationalist movement.

How the lies spread: According to the complaint, Mackey and several unnamed co-conspirators sought to stoke confusion about the voting process by claiming on social media that supporters of one of the two major presidential candidates could vote by posting online or texting.
Posted by populistdriven | Thu Jan 28, 2021, 02:35 PM (4 replies)
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