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How the GOP muzzled the quiet coalition that fought foreign propaganda

NBC News

Nov. 10, 2023, 8:05 AM EST
By Kevin Collier and Ken Dilanian

A once-robust alliance of federal agencies, tech companies, election officials and researchers that worked together to thwart foreign propaganda and disinformation has fragmented after years of sustained Republican attacks.

The GOP offensive started during the 2020 election as public critiques and has since escalated into lawsuits, governmental inquiries and public relations campaigns that have succeeded in stopping almost all coordination between the government and social media platforms.

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