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Sick: Trolls Exploit Coronavirus Fears for Election Fun

The Daily Beast, Mar. 3, 2020

March 3, 2020

Sick: Trolls Exploit Coronavirus Fears for Election Fun

“While some people might find it humorous to suggest that old people stay home, that kind of talk has the potential to actually dissuade people from voting. Even people who are just joking around need to be thoughtful about the messages that they send, especially at a time of great uncertainty as we are right now in connection with the coronavirus,” Richard L. Hasen, an election law scholar at UC Irvine, told The Daily Beast. “I would like to see Twitter and Facebook doing more to amplify messages from official sources of election administration and doing more to remove or otherwise counter disinformation.”