Analysts have found Russian disinformation on alternative social media sites that boast limited content moderation.
— Read on www.newsy.com/stories/russia-finds-a-new-home-for-trolls-to-reach-u-s-voters/
It’s important to understand that history to see how wrong the plaintiffs’ originalist argument is.
— Read on slate.com/news-and-politics/2022/11/clarence-thomas-indian-child-welfare-originalism-lie.html
Black voters in Georgia say the challenges issued by vigilantes amount to a racist poll tax and a new Jim Crow.
— Read on truthout.org/articles/georgias-governor-deputized-gop-vigilantes-to-challenge-149000-voters/
Novelist Silas House writes about growing up in a fundamentalist church and seeing that same hate and vitriol in U.S. politics today
— Read on time.com/6229171/christian-nationalist-forces-terrorized-me-as-a-child/
Within hours of the brutal attack last week on Paul Pelosi, Republican officials and media figures began circulating groundless claims — nearly all of them sinister, and many homophobic — about what had happened.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/interactive/2022/11/05/us/politics/pelosi-attack-misinfo-republican-politicians.html
As the midterms draw closer, more political ads are popping up on TV, including some featuring disinformation. Why are candidates allowed to lie, and why do stations continue to play misleading ads?
— Read on www.denver7.com/news/politics/why-are-candidates-allowed-to-lie-in-political-ads-and-why-do-tv-stations-run-the-commercials
“That instills a little bit of hatred. In fact, you’ll grow to have a perfect hatred for the enemies of God.”
— Read on www.lgbtqnation.com/2022/11/christian-preacher-says-uses-anti-gay-slurs-teach-perfect-hatred-lgbtq-people/
Social media companies once helped curb the “stolen election” myth. Now, they’re allowing it to spread ahead of the midterms, setting the stage for candidates to be able to deny results.
— Read on www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2022-election-denier-republican-social-media/
“We want to frame things so that Thomas could be the one to issue some sort of stay or other circuit justice opinion saying Georgia is in legitimate doubt,” Trump attorney Kenneth Chesebro wrote in an email exchange.
— Read on www.politico.com/news/2022/11/02/trump-lawyers-saw-justice-thomas-as-only-chance-to-stop-2020-election-certification-00064592
Moms for Liberty claims that teachers are indoctrinating students with dangerous ideologies. But is the group’s aim protecting kids—or scaring parents?
— Read on www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/11/07/the-right-wing-mothers-fuelling-the-school-board-wars
In August, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) held a “campaign-style event” and announced that 20 people had been arrested “for breaking Florida’s elections laws.” In a press release, DeSantis’ office set aside the presumption of innocence, branding the group ”
— Read on popular.info/p/update-desantis-voter-fraud-arrests
Donald Trump’s superpower: He understands white America’s impulse toward self-destruction — and mainlines it
— Read on www.salon.com/2022/10/28/we-regret-to-inform-you-that-donald-is-cashing-in-on-americas-wish/
The online retail boom has boosted profits for shipping supply giant Uline and the Uihlein family, who have used their wealth to fund anti-democracy causes around the country.
— Read on www.propublica.org/article/uline-uihlein-election-denial
The Great Replacement theory is an antisemitic conspiracy theory that often blames Jews for the perceived decline of ethnically white populations
— Read on www.thejc.com/news/world/the-antisemitic-roots-of-the-great-replacement-theory-1vaL2tdeopDe46v2yzpUUI
It does, however, cast Ted Cruz as the stymied savior of the post-election period, the man that could have fixed it all.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/10/25/cruz-trump-2020-election-false-claims/