Latino voters pitted against BLM in false Spanish media

False information surrounding Black Lives Matter is being shared by some Hispanics through radio and group chats

A Spanish-language station in Miami shared false information regarding the Black Lives Matter organization.

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The New York Times reported that Spanish language radio host Carinés A. Moncada claimed that BLM founders practice “brujería” or witchcraft in an attempt to sway voters. She said that information justified her claims that the movement is destructive. According to the report, the broadcaster learned her information from News Punch, a website that publishes and amplifies conspiracy theories.

“Because they are vibrating with the devil. They are vibrating with negativity. They are vibrating with the dark,” she said, according to the Times. “And whoever votes for [Joe] Biden, unfortunately, is supporting that.”

Moncada shared a link to the post on

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NHS Covid-19 App Sent Users False Alerts About Area Risk Levels

The UK’s official covid-19 contact-tracing app, displayed above, went live on Sept. 24 and has already experienced a host of technical issues.

The UK’s official covid-19 contact-tracing app, displayed above, went live on Sept. 24 and has already experienced a host of technical issues.
Photo: Dan Kitwood (Getty Images)

Users of the state coronavirus app in England and Wales were alarmed to see their area’s risk level fluctuate out of nowhere on Friday in what turned out to be a technical glitch, the Guardian reports. As if anyone needed more stress this year.

The Department of Health and Social Care said on Saturday that the bug affected updates to the app’s postcode alert system and it has since been resolved.

“We are aware of an issue which impacted updates to postcode alerts for some app users this evening,” an agency spokesperson told the outlet. “This was identified and resolved within an hour and users’ phones will automatically update to show the correct local alert level for their area,

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