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Opinion: Fake News Is Affecting Immigrant Communities, Too | The New York Times

By Cathy Park Hong
December 20, 2020
In August I was on the phone with my mother, a 70-year-old Korean immigrant, to discuss the upcoming election. In the past, she had complained that President Trump was a lunatic, so I naturally assumed that she would support — or at least be neutral about — Joe Biden.
“I don’t like him either,” she told me. “He’ll be soft on China. I know all about his son Hunter’s business dealings there.”
Hearing her parrot a right-wing talking point was out of the ordinary. My mother doesn’t watch Fox News or any other English-language news. In her 40-plus years living in the United States, she has never voted. Alarmed, I began calling her more often to whack down spurious claims, as if I were playing a carnival game. Sick of my calls, my mother eventually registered to vote for the first time and voted for Mr. Biden.
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