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Dems Use Fake News Propaganda in Alabama Campaign

January 11, 2019 / Kacy Zurkus

For the second time in less than two months, the New York Times has reported that a progressive group of Democrats allegedly leveraged social media sites in a secret project intended to spread false information and sway the 2017 Senate race in Alabama. According to the New York Times, “The 'Dry Alabama' campaign, not previously reported, was the stealth creation of progressive Democrats who were out to defeat Mr. Moore – the second such secret effort to be unmasked.” In December 2018, a technologically savvy group of Alabama Democrats allegedly attempted to mimic tactics used by the Russians, who meddled in the 2016 presidential campaign, according to one of the group's internal reports. According to The Hill, Matt Osborne, a progressive activist who worked on the Dry Alabama campaign, said Democrats had no choice but to use disinformation if they wanted to level the playing field with Republicans. “If you don’t do it, you’re fighting wit...