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Civil Rights Orgs Rally to Fight Midterm Election Misinformation on Social Media

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The Georgia-based Black Voters Matter Fund is one of more than 120 civil rights organizations rallying to stop election misinformation on social media. (Rogelio V. Solis/ AP Newsroom)

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  • Georgia civil rights group are joining forces with national organizations to fight the spread of misinformation on social media platforms ahead of midterm elections. Seven local groups, including Black Voters Matter Fund, Common Cause of Georgia and Georgia Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda, signed a letter urging CEOs of TikTok, Twitter, Meta, YouTube, and other social media companies to act immediately against efforts made to spread non-factual election information.
  • Comcast is supporting minority, woman-owned businesses throughout the metro Atlanta area by awarding $1 million in grant money. The Comcast RiseInvestment Fund will accept applications from 100 qualifying businesses in the city of Atlanta, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, and Gwinnett counties to help company growth. Applications are due between June 1 to June 14 and can be completed online.
  • The DeKalb School of the Arts is the latest to sound alarms on deteriorating conditions. A video produced by students highlights the persistent heating and air conditioning issues at the campus. The news came after students at Lakeside and Druid Hills high schools also made similar accusations, demanding the state board intervene. 

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