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A ‘war room’ that arms Black and Latino voters against disinformation

A ‘war room’ that arms Black and Latino voters against disinformation

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As the internet lit up ... Accounts identified as belonging to Latino social media users voiced outrage about politically correct “mob” bullying ... activists immediately grew suspicious... thousands of posts were coming from ... bots... activists cooked up a counteroffensive... exposed “recipes” for disinformation and distorting facts... educational campaign ... tools to detect and avoid online manipulation ... This was not happening in 2016 ... this around-the-clock pulse of analysis and targeting...

Black and Latino voters ... primary focus of disinformation efforts... from homegrown provocateurs or foreign agents ... Posing as activists for Black Lives Matter ... to exploit anger ... to alienate Black voters ... suppress the Black vote... increasingly aimed also at Latinos ...

Win Black/Pa’lante’s strategy is to flood cyberspace with their own counter-programming ... Calling out misinformation ... risk amplifying it... so avoid specific mention of the propaganda ...

the lack of regulation and transparency enables propaganda to flourish... without ... cooperation from the social media companies... difficult to detect online propaganda campaigns...

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The above notes were curated from the full post www.latimes.com/politics/story/2020-08-06/war-room-arms-black-latino-voters-against-disinformation.

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