CNN: Fake texts and YouTube video spread disinformation about Republican primary candidate on election day

CNN: Fake texts and YouTube video spread disinformation about Republican primary candidate on election day. “The texts, which included a message and video, falsely claimed that Byron Donalds, a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, had dropped out of the race for Florida’s 19th Congressional District. Text messages received from at least two numbers said, in part: ‘Hello folks, I’m Byron Donalds, and today I dropped out of Southwest Florida’s race for Congress.’ They included a link to a YouTube video, which has since been taken down. It’s unclear how many people received the text messages.” In case you’re wondering, Mr. Donalds won the primary, but only by a whisker.

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