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Channel 4 Report Says Trump Campaign Sought to Deter Black Voters in 2016

HeadlineSep 29, 2020

An investigation by Channel 4 News in Britain has revealed the Trump campaign actively sought to deter 3.5 million African American voters in battleground states from voting for Hillary Clinton in 2016 by targeting them with anti-Clinton ads on Facebook. The network obtained a leaked copy of an election database used by the Trump campaign and the data firm Cambridge Analytica that contained detailed records of nearly 200 million Americans. Many African Americans were categorized in a group labeled “deterrence.”

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