Satirical posts mislead in Australia after claiming 'WEF will count state election votes'

Published on 08/11/2022 at 04:42

Multiple social media posts have shared a claim from a satirical account that the World Economic Forum (WEF) will "oversee and count the votes" in an upcoming election in the Australian state of Victoria. Comments from some social media users indicated they believed the claim was genuine. In fact, both the Victorian Electoral Commission and the WEF have separately said it is false.