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Social media ‘influencer’ charged with spreading 2016 election disinformation | 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.

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Source: Social media ‘influencer’ charged with spreading 2016 election disinformation | POLITICO

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