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Lawmakers sue Oregon to block 'misinformation' contract to counter election-related claims


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Motion for preliminary injunction says "good faith effort" to resolve dispute fell apart. Secretary of state claims contract will just help it respond to misinformation with "accurate information."

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Oregon is trying to silence "criticism of its election system" through a contract to "identify and mitigate" purported mis-, dis- and malinformation (MDM) related to its elections, surveilling those whom the state deems "misleading," according to a First Amendment lawsuit against Democratic Gov. Tina Kotek, Secretary of State LaVonne Griffin-Valade and Elections Director Molly Woon.

The plaintiffs, who include state lawmakers, talk show hosts, Republican Party officials and a former GOP candidate for governor, filed a motion for preliminary injunction last week after a failed "good faith effort through a telephone conference to resolve the dispute."

They are seeking the "halting any performance of work pursuant to" Griffin-Valade's request for proposals titled "Election False Information Solution," which was opened for bidding Sept. 21 and has not been executed despite an Oct. 27 deadline, the motion says. 

Her office awarded a similar anti-MDM contract a year earlier to U.K. artificial intelligence company Logically AI. The motion fixes an error in the Nov. 7 complaint that claimed Logically AI also received the new award, which Griffin-Valade told lawmakers Nov. 9 was behind schedule.:snip:

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1 hour ago, Geee said:
Just the News

 

Motion for preliminary injunction says "good faith effort" to resolve dispute fell apart. Secretary of state claims contract will just help it respond to misinformation with "accurate information."

Griffin-Valade's request for proposals titled "Election False Information Solution,"

 

When did it become governments job to counter, punish "Mis/Mal (Political) information?

Why does the word Pravda, come to mind?

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1 hour ago, Geee said:

Ya, let the NYT do your thinking for you. That sounds like a real plan.

Actually it is a Plan. A Really Bad One, to be sure but still a Plan.

 its saying The Quiet part Out Loud.

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