Election misinformation targeted at Latinx communities
Election misinformation is the topic of a Sept. 25 article in The Hill, Disinformation, QAnon efforts targeting Latino voters ramp up ahead of presidential election. NLP founder and CEO Alan C. Miller weighs in on why NLP and the Open Mind Legacy Project joined forces on an election misinformation PSA campaign. “We know that in the current climate disinformation is rampant and we wanted American voters to have very clear guidance, especially during the pandemic, on how to vote,” Miller says.
“We all need to become upstanders for facts and give facts a fighting chance,” he says. “I think that we need a new sense of personal responsibility around the news and information that we consume, and particularly that we share.”
Miller likened it to shifting the ethos around other issues, such as drunk driving, littering and smoking.
“Because ultimately, the consumer is really in charge of what they see and where and when and how they see it, and most important what they do with it. I think people need to play a more responsible role and also push back against those who are sharing and creating and sending things that they should not be.”