THREAD: I wrote about COVID-19 conspiracy theorists preying on Latinos. In less than 3 months, my Mexican abuela, my dad and my Puerto Rican aunt were all targeted. But we can fight the disinformation war. Read my piece @latimes:… (1/3)
Here’s the @PENAmerica guide I mention in my piece for speaking with friends and familia who fall victim to the disinformation. One tip: approach with empathy, says @attorneynora:… (2/3)
Also, @VotoLatino & @MediaMatters launched the Latino Anti-Disinformation Lab, another excellent resource. As @MariaTeresa told me, vaccine disinfo is "the most morbid form of voter suppression." More on the lab (3/3):…
Oh and here are some of the hashtags being used to fight the Covid-19 disinformation war on Latinos, which I wrote about in this piece @latimesopinion: #VacunateYa #YaBastaFacebook #Vacunate…

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17 Dec 20
THREAD: I wrote a piece in @jezebel about how the stories of “bad hombres” have long been distorted and deployed to terrorize entire immigrant communities. Obama’s “felons, not families” paved the way for Trump’s “criminals” and “rapists.” 1/6…
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I fact-checked the crime stats in Border Patrol's race war propaganda video. They're false. They made a fictionalized migrant murder film with fake numbers. My piece:… @thedailybeast
Here are the two main fact-checks regarding Border Patrol's anti-immigrant propaganda film. It features a succession of false and misleading headlines. The full piece:…
I reached out to Border Patrol and DHS for comment. No response yet. @DHS_Wolf @USBPChief @CBPMarkMorgan
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I have some news about this. 👇 Thread coming shortly.
Stephen Miller is the 34-year-old Californian who crafts Trump’s speeches and immigration policy. He's outlasted Steve Bannon, Jeff Sessions and others. My biography HATEMONGER has the story of his rise, publishing May 19 @WmMorrowBooks: Image
@WmMorrowBooks 2. Hatemonger is based on more than 150 interviews with Miller’s family, friends, White House colleagues and more. The book draws on more than a decade of my reporting in the U.S. and from the border, Mexico and Central America for @KPBS, @NewsHour, @nprnews and @WSJ.
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