Experts warned Congress that Black voters and voters of color are targeted with misinformation which may greatly affect the outcome of the midterm elections, reported NBC News. In addition to the hurdles put in place with voting restrictions, now Black voters have been discouraged from voting due to false narratives around their power to vote.
Joi Chaney, executive director of the National Urban League’s Washington bureau, told the House Administration committee that Black communities have been facing an increased number of disinformation campaigns. Per NBC, these campaigns were through a variety of social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook. The Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation into the 2016 election found that Black people were targeted the most out of all other groups.