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Mainstream media help Iran spread disinformation

Empower Wisconsin | Oct. 23, 2020

By Tobias Hoonhout, National Review 

Members of the mainstream political media inadvertently furthered an Iranian disinformation campaign Wednesday by writing a number of viral reports suggesting that the far-right Proud Boys group was threatening Democratic voters via email, just hours before the FBI and the DNI announced the emails were actually sent by Iranians looking to disrupt the election.

Emails sent to registered Democratic voters in Pennsylvania, Arizona, Florida, and Alaska by “[email protected]” warned the individuals to “vote for Trump on Election Day or we will come after you.” Though Enrique Tarrio, the chairman of the Proud Boys and the Florida state director of Latinos for Trump, denied that his group had sent the email, numerous outlets — some of which have not deleted their original tweets — pushed the narrative out over social media.

 

The anti-Trump Lincoln Project capitalized on the news, which tweeted out that “the Proud Boys are attempting to scare voters away from the polls.”

“This is punishable by up to a year in jail and a blatant attempt to prevent people from voting. Let’s find them and make them famous,” the group — which has a history of amplifying fake news — stated.

“Put them in jail,” MSNBC host Joe Scarborough responded.

Read more at National Review.

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