NYC man arrested for Twitter voter misinformation campaign in 2016 election

NEW YORK — A New York City resident and right-wing Twitter troll was arrested for spreading disinformation on the social media platform, telling people they could vote by text in the 2016 presidential election in an effort to suppress votes for Hillary Clinton, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. Douglass Mackey, 31, who the feds say went by the Twitter name Ricky Vaughan, was a prominent anti-Semite, racist and Trump-booster online before the 2016 election, the Huffington Post reported. Mackey was followed by tens of thousands on Twitter and used his online platform to promote lies in the mon…

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