Twitter Suspends Account Posting Voter Misinformation Aimed At Minorities
Beware of misinformation this election day!
The account @theRickyVaughn tweeted out a series of images– some of which appeared to be targeted at minority voters– asking Clinton supporters to “text” their votes to a number instead of going to the polls.
The graphics, which included the Clinton campaign’s official logo, encouraged voters to “avoid the line, vote from home” and “Text Hillary to 5995.” One graphic featured an African American woman and another said in Spanish “Save Time, Avoid the Lines. Vote from Home or Work.”
Twitter declined to comment on the status of the individual’s account, but a search of @therickyvaughn shows the account has been suspended.
A Twitter use who reported the pics also tweeted that he’d received an email from Twitter saying that the graphics didn’t violate Twitter’s rules.