2020 Elections

Georgia Election Workers Suing Conspiracy Website Over ‘Campaign of Lies'

Ruby Freeman and her daughter became central figures in some of the many conspiracy theories that circulated among conservatives

Voters line up to cast their ballots on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Emerson, Ga.
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Two Georgia election workers who became the target of conspiracy theories around the 2020 election are suing The Gateway Pundit, a far-right website that published false information about them as part of a sweeping effort to sow doubt about the integrity of the vote.

The election workers, Ruby Freeman, a retired 911 call center worker, and her daughter, Shaye Moss, allege in the lawsuit that Jim and Joe Hoft, twin brothers who operate and write for The Gateway Pundit, conducted “a campaign of lies” that “instigated a deluge of intimidation, harassment, and threats that have forced them to change their phone numbers, delete their online accounts, and fear for their physical safety.”

Freeman and her daughter became central figures in some of the many conspiracy theories that circulated among conservatives in the months after the election.

For more on this story, go to NBC News.

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