News

Misinformation may only worsen for Black voters in lead-up to election, experts warn | NBC News

By Donna M. Owens
May 3, 2022

Expert witnesses have warned members of Congress that misinformation targeting Black voters and other voters of color is likely to intensify as the midterm elections unfold.

Joi Chaney, the executive director of the National Urban League’s Washington bureau, testified Thursday in a virtual hearing of the House Administration subcommittee on elections that the civil rights organization had noted an “increasing number of disinformation campaigns that directly target Black communities and the civil rights that have long been fought for.”

“Further, these disinformation attacks on Black communities are also a broader attack on our democracy and a threat to the national security of this nation,” she said.

Source: Misinformation may only worsen for Black voters in lead-up to election, experts warn | NBC News

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