AEC warns Pauline Hanson’s One Nation against false claims of election fraud in cartoon attacking Labor

A cartoon posted by One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has been removed from multiple social media platforms after it was flagged for spreading false claims about voter fraud in Australia.

The two-minute animation shows Labor Senate leader Penny Wong bringing a bedridden and shirtless Anthony Albanese a bowl of soup before revealing party plans to commit voter fraud.

Ms Wong’s caricature goes on to point to false claims about dead people’s votes, mail votes being stolen from mailboxes and falsely claiming that the 2010 election, where Julia Gillard formed a minority government, was swayed by voters fraudulently using multiple submitted ballots.

The cartoon also features a racist trope about the origins of COVID-19.

The video, which has nearly 100,000 views across multiple platforms, has angered the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC), which has filed complaints about the video with leading social media companies.

At the time of writing, the video is from Ms. Hanson’s Facebook and TikTok accounts. A version of the video posted on Twitter now includes a “misleading” content warning.

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The cartoon shows Mr Albanase sick with COVID-19.YouTube: Pauline Hanson’s Please Explain

“There is no evidence that the level of apparent multiple voting in Australia has ever been sufficient to topple the margin in a match,” said an AEC spokesman Evan Ekin-Smyth.

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