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Tech firms fall short on misinformation targeting Latino voters, advocates say | TheHill

Lapses in tech companies’ policies to address Spanish content led to a proliferation of misinformation targeting Latino voters around Election Day, according to several advocacy groups.

Spanish misinformation campaigns largely mimicked those in English that cast doubt on the security of mail-in ballots, later calling into question the election results.

But while the English-language posts were regularly removed, Spanish ones often “slipped through the cracks,” said Jessica González, co-CEO of Free Press and co-founder of the civil rights coalition Change the Terms.

“I think there were massive failures across the board,” González told The Hill.

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Source: Tech firms fall short on misinformation targeting Latino voters, advocates say | TheHill

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