NYT: Dem. Operatives Created Fake Online Alcohol Ban Campaign in 2017 Senate Race

HeadlineJan 08, 2019
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The New York Times is reporting that Democratic operatives created a fake social media campaign during the 2017 special Senate election in Alabama, pushing for a statewide ban on alcohol, in an effort to help get Democrat Doug Jones elected. The “Dry Alabama” campaign on Facebook and Twitter was designed to look like an initiative from religious supporters of Republican Roy Moore, and sought to scare off moderate Republicans who supported him. In December, The New York Times reported that a group of Democrats in another cyber scheme admitted to using “false flag” operations to make it look like Russian bots were helping Roy Moore’s campaign. Doug Jones narrowly beat out Moore in the historically conservative state, after at least nine women accused Moore of sexually harassing or assaulting them when they were teenagers.

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