Jones Asks FEC To Probe Social Media Disinformation Campaigns That Helped Him

UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 10: Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., arrives in the Capitol for a vote on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
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January 10, 2019 8:04 a.m.

Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL) — who pulled off a narrow win against ex-Alabama Judge Roy Moore in a special election last year — has asked the Federal Election Commission to look into reports on Democrats’ use of social media disinformation campaigns to help boost his election, The New York Times reported.

The Times has reported on at least two instances in which Democratic groups used fake social media accounts to help his campaign. Jones and his campaign reportedly did not know about the efforts at the time.

“Such deceptive tactics have no place in American politics and must be repudiated by those involved in our political system,” Jones wrote in a letter to the FEC, reviewed by the Times.

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