A federal jury in Brooklyn has found Douglass Mackey, aka “Ricky Vaughn,” guilty of Conspiracy Against Rights for his role in a “disinformation campaign.” Mackey was known for making memes on social media aimed at Democrats during the 2016 presidential election.
In 2016, Mackey gained popularity on Twitter with around 58,000 followers and was ranked by the MIT Media Lab as the 107th most influential person in the upcoming Presidential Election.
Mackey jokingly used images and memes to encourage people to vote for Clinton and at least 4,900 unique telephone numbers texted “Hillary” to the 59925 text number.
BREAKING: Biden DOJ just secured the conviction of Douglas Mackey
He faces up to 10 years in prison for posting this meme in 2016: pic.twitter.com/BmARXu1h01
— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) March 31, 2023
In response to the verdict, the ruling stated that Mackey’s actions crossed a line into criminality and denied his attempt to use the constitutional right of free speech.
“Mackey has been found guilty by a jury of his peers of attempting to deprive individuals from exercising their sacred right to vote for the candidate of their choice in the 2016 Presidential Election,” Attorney Peace claimed.
“Today’s verdict proves that the defendant’s fraudulent actions crossed a line into criminality and flatly rejects his cynical attempt to use the constitutional right of free speech as a shield for his scheme to subvert the ballot box and suppress the vote.”
The sentencing shows what an absolute joke the judicial system is right now. The Left has continued to infringe on the people’s right to the 1st Amendment.
Full press release here.
If the First Amendment means anything, it means that what's happening to Douglass Mackey is an outrage. It should end immediately. pic.twitter.com/wX52zIw9mJ
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) March 15, 2023
The conviction of Douglas Mackey for making memes is one of the greatest abuses of power in our country. More people should be talking about this. https://t.co/vBUjvlh57d
— Unfiltered☢Boss (@Unfilteredboss1) March 31, 2023