News

Turning Point Action enlists teenagers in ‘troll farm’ spreading coordinated pro-Trump messaging | The Washington Post

By Isaac Stanley-Becker
September 15, 2020

One tweet claimed coronavirus numbers were intentionally inflated, adding, “It’s hard to know what to believe.” Another warned, “Don’t trust Dr. Fauci.”

A Facebook comment argued that mail-in ballots “will lead to fraud for this election,” while an Instagram comment amplified the erroneous claim that 28 million ballots went missing in the past four elections.

The messages have been emanating in recent months from the accounts of young people in Arizona seemingly expressing their own views — standing up for President Trump in a battleground state and echoing talking points from his reelection campaign.

[…]

Source: Turning Point Action enlists teenagers in ‘troll farm’ spreading coordinated pro-Trump messaging – The Washington Post

Recent Related Items
Help inform the conversation
MediaWell relies on members of the public to submit articles, events, and research.