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17 October 2020
How To ‘Weaponize’ Misleading Narratives About Voting: Lessons from Trump-Linked PILF Playbook
The president and his allies have indicated a willingness — even an intent — to challenge the validity of votes cast by mail.
A new Snopes investigation by Alex Kasprak sheds light on this communications strategy by examining the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) — a conservative legal group with myriad ties to both the Trump Administration and right-wing media.
Drawing on hundreds of discovery documents from a recent lawsuit against that legal group, we discovered how a four-step method by PILF is used to create a narrative "fog of war" around voting misinformation.
Read more about the “PILF playbook” and its powerful connections in our full report.
Did CDC Report ‘Majority’ of People Who Contracted COVID-19 Wore Masks?
U.S. President Donald Trump amplified misunderstanding when he claimed on live television that “85% of the people that wear masks catch [COVID-19].”
❌ Mostly False
Did Trump Fail To Denounce QAnon Conspiracy Theories?
During a televised town hall ahead of Election Day, Trump tried to sidestep his past, tentative embrace of the conspiracy theorist movement.
Did Biden Teach Constitutional Law for 21 Years?
Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden graduated from Syracuse University's law school in 1968.
✅ Mostly True
No, Dustin “Screech” Diamond Was Not Killed in a Prison Riot
A routine review of content labeled satire.
🎭 Labeled Satire
Is Biden Proposing ‘Biggest’ Tax Increase in US History?
The Trump campaign repeatedly made the claim to try to convince average Americans they would pay more in taxes under Biden.
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How Did Hunter Biden’s Laptop Allegedly Go from a Repair Shop in Delaware to the New York Post?
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Trump Changes Course, Approves California Relief for 6 Fires
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In Head-To-Head Town Halls, Biden Beats Trump in Audience
It’s not the tally that really matters, but Joe Biden scored something of an upset over President Donald Trump.
Record Avalanche of Early Votes Transforms the 2020 Election
Nearly 21 million Americans have already cast ballots in the 2020 election, a record-shattering avalanche of early votes driven both by Democratic enthusiasm and a pandemic that has transformed the way the nation votes.
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Well designed schemes by the LEFT to cover -up their FAKE narratives. Nothing is left credible in everything they wrote and said. But a well manipulated press that are all unreliable and deceptive. Beware what you are reading.
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