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On January 22, 2021 two days after Joe Biden was inaugurated, Douglass Mackey was indicted under 18 USC 241, for conspiracy to violate civil rights. Mackey’s alleged crime? Federal Prosecutors claim Mackey was behind the popular Trump-supporting Twitter Account @RickyVaughn99, and used "social media to spread disinformation relevant to the impending 2016 Presidential Election." Specifically, the government was concerned that "disinformation spread by these individuals often took the form of 'memes.'"  

Tucker Carlson discussing the state of the Douglass Mackey Case.
Mackey is facing up to ten years in prison for what the government for what the government calls a “disinformation conspiracy” to deceive voters for actions that allegedly took place five years prior to his arrest. In addition to threatening to his own personal freedom, the outcome of this case will set important precedents on both the First Amendment and due process. Mackey has fought the case for two years already and it is now headed for a jury trial in the Eastern District of New York. Federal criminal trials are very expensive, and he needs your help.
Tucker Carlson discussing the Douglass Mackey Case with former federal prosecutor Andy McCarthy.
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Below is a summary of links that provide more granular details on the Douglas Mackey Case.


The Ricky Vaughn Witch Hunt - Pedro Gonzalez, American Conservative


The Justice Department's Ridiculous Voter 'Disinformation' Prosecution - Andrew McCarthy, National Review

Are Douglass Mackey's Memes Illegal? - Professor Eugene Volokh, Tablet Mag

Will Biden and Harris Criminalize Memes? - Josh Hammer, American Mind


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