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Russian Propaganda Veterans Push Candace Owens' 'Blexit' Campaign - 2018-11-03

F375.png Russian Propaganda Veterans Push Candace Owens' 'Blexit' Campaign November 3, 2018, Will Sommer, Daily Beast

We're not saying that Russia helped make #Blexit trend, but Twitter accounts with a history of pushing Kremlin fake news are playing a disproportionate role in amplifying the call for African-American voters to hop on the Trump Train.

Blexit, the brainchild of right-wing personality Candace Owens, is a nascent movement meant to urge black voters to leave the Democratic Party.

Owens, the communications director for campus conservative group Turning Point USA, announced the campaign last Saturday at a Turning Point conference in Washington. But while Blexit is less than a week old, it's already been beset with controversies. Owens initially claimed that rapper Kanye West, who praised her politics earlier this year on Twitter, designed Blexit's "X" logo and the 90's-style colors of its merchandise. But West claimed in a series of tweets Tuesday that he had nothing to do with Blexit, distancing himself from Owens and her group. Owens eventually apologized to West, but insisted that Blexit will continue.

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{{cite news | first = Will | last = Sommer | title = Russian Propaganda Veterans Push Candace Owens' 'Blexit' Campaign | url = https://www.thedailybeast.com/russian-propaganda-veterans-push-candace-owens-blexit-campaign | work = Daily Beast | date = November 3, 2018 | accessdate = October 15, 2020 }}