Future Arizona legislator’s disinformation cell

Jake Hoffman/campaign photo

Erasmus Baxter | Phoenix New Times

In a rare and somewhat dystopian example of in-sourcing, an Arizona politician appears to have been involved in employing local teens to replicate Russian efforts to spread right-wing disinformation on social media in advance of the upcoming presidential election.

The Washington Post reported Tuesday that Rally Forge, a local digital marketing company headed by Jake Hoffman, a Queen Creek council member and Republican House candidate for Legislative District 12, ran a program over the summer in which teenagers were paid to spam Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook with identical messages that asserted COVID-19 is overhyped and generally attempted to undermine confidence in the validity of American elections — all in support of President Donald Trump.

READ ON:

Related Articles

Rose Law Group pc values “outrageous client service.” We pride ourselves on hyper-responsiveness to our clients’ needs and an extraordinary record of success in achieving our clients’ goals. We know we get results and our list of outstanding clients speaks to the quality of our work.

News Categories

Nikola founder resigns

JIM POULIN | PHOENIX BUSINESS JOURNALNikola Corp. founder Trevor Milton announced he is leaving the company following allegations he lied about the company’s technology. By

Read More »
September 2020
M T W T F S S
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930  

Related Articles