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Disinformation Campaigns Are Suppressing Votes, Report Finds | Government Technology

By Lucas Ropek
September 11, 2020

Voter suppression can take many forms. It can involve official policies adopted by jurisdictions (such as gerrymandering, voter roll purges, and overly complex ID requirements), or it can involve unofficial “dirty tricks,” frequently perpetrated by party insiders, that seek to manipulate certain voter blocs into not casting their ballots.

A new report from the Brennan Center for Justice shows how online disinformation is both changing and adding to this latter problem.

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