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Vote and Die: Covering Voter Suppression during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Journalists must cut through rampant disinformation around the pandemic to robustly report on efforts to suppress voting and delegitimize election results writes Joan Donovan with Gabrielle Lim and and Brian Friedberg.

“Grim parody slogans like “Vote and Die” help illuminate collective anxieties and anticipate a new political reality. The promise of the internet to increase democratic participation is being hijacked by disinformation and authoritarian regimes, all of which is accelerated by the global pandemic.”

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