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AP Looks at the Need for More Inclusive Disinformation Education During the 2024 U.S. Presidential Election

Christine Fernando writes the following in “Election Disinformation Campaigns Targeted Voters of Color in 2020. Experts Expect 2024 to Be Worse” for the Associated Press (AP):

As the 2024 election approaches, community organizations are preparing for what they expect to be a worsening onslaught of disinformation targeting communities of color and immigrant communities. They say the tailored campaigns challenge assumptions of what kinds of voters are susceptible to election conspiracies and distrust in voting systems. …

A growing subset of communities of color, especially immigrants for whom English is not their first language, are questioning the integrity of U.S. voting processes and subscribing to Trump’s lies of a stolen 2020 election, said Jenny Liu, mis/disinformation policy manager at the nonprofit Asian Americans Advancing Justice. Still, she said these communities are largely left out of conversations about misinformation.

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