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Ex-FIFA executive Jack Warner financed “Election Engineering” campaign in Trinidad

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by Anuška Delić (OCCRP/Oštro) and Mark Bassant (Guardian Media) Disgraced former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner personally funded an ethnically divisive disinformation campaign in Trinidad and Tobago designed by an election engineering firm to discourage black Trinidadians from voting.

Warner is currently fighting extradition to the U.S. on charges of corruption, including that he accepted $5 million in bribes to vote for Russia to be awarded the 2018 World Cup.

However, his involvement with the “Do So!” campaign led by SCL, the parent company of Cambridge Analytica, has never before been revealed and was only uncovered following a nearly four-month investigation by OCCRP partnered with the Trinidad Guardian.

The campaign, which may have swayed Trinidad’s 2010 election in favour of his United National Congress party, used graffiti, billboards, and music videos to suggest to black Trinidadian youth that they shouldn’t vote.

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