Posts draw misleading comparison between Colonial Pipeline hack and unfounded election fraud claims

Posted on AllSides May 15th, 2021
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The claim: Colonial Pipeline hack proves election infrastructure could have been hacked
Communities along the East Coast continue to face gas shortages after the Colonial Pipeline Co. fell victim to a cybersecurity attack.

Social media users are using the breach to resurrect unfounded claims about election fraud.

“If you can hack a pipeline, you can hack a voting machine,” claims a May 10 post.

Other accounts posted memes with the same claim. Examples of those posts are visible here and here.

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