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Far-right influencer charged in 2016 Clinton voter scheme

1 month ago   |   By Star Tribune

A self-styled far-right propagandist was arrested in Florida on Wednesday on charges he used social media to try to suppress votes for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
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NYC man arrested for Twitter voter misinformation campaign in 2016 election

1 month ago   |   By NY Daily News

Right-wing Twitter troll Douglass Mackey spread disinformation on the social media platform, telling people they could vote by text in the 2016 presidential election in an effort to suppress actual votes for Hillary Clinton, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
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Social media 'influencer' charged with spreading 2016 election disinformation

Social media 'influencer' charged with spreading 2016 election disinformation

1 month ago   |   By Politico

A Florida man with a big social media following was arrested on federal charges Wednesday on accusations that he used platforms such as Twitter to conduct a targeted voter suppression campaign in 2016, including with tweets urging people to "Avoid the Line. Vote from Home."
The significance: The arrest marks a rare instance of an individual facing criminal charges over a disinformation campaign carried out on prominent social media platforms.
The charges: The FBI arrested Douglass Mackey, known as “Ricky Vaughn,” on accusations of conspiring to deprive individuals of their right to vote...
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