Report: Spanish-speaking Fla. residents receive threatening messages

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) speaks during a news conference. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 2:05 PM PT – Friday, October 30, 2020

According to reports, Spanish-speaking supporters of President Trump have recently been targeted by threats over social media.

Reports on Thursday stated residents in south Florida have started getting messages on ‘WhatsApp‘ chats this week. The messages claimed they’ll be targeted if President Trump loses the election and refuses to concede.

This also included threats to burn down their houses, similar to messages seen in other states. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) took to Twitter on Friday to state the ‘WhatsApp’ messages that threatened Trump supporters in Florida are indeed fake.

Experts have said the message’s anonymity, method of delivery as well as nature of threats point to a disinformation campaign.

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