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Tech's 2020: The Scourge of Misinformation

How tech companies struggled to stamp out misinformation in 2020 as the world dealt with the U.S. election and the coronavirus pandemic.

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    In 2020, Disinformation Broke The US

    In 2020, Disinformation Broke The US

    Lies about science, civil rights, and the vote itself have turned Americans against one another. Disinformation and its fallout have defined 2020, the …

    Twitter Says Steps To Curb Election Misinformation Worked

    Twitter Says Steps To Curb Election Misinformation Worked

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    NPR - Shannon Bond

    Twitter said on Thursday it would maintain some changes it had made to slow down the spread of election misinformation, saying they were working as intended. Before Election Day, Twitter, Facebook and other social networks had announced a cascade of measures billed as protecting the integrity of the …

    YouTube defends choice to leave up videos with false election claims

    YouTube defends choice to leave up videos with false election claims

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    The Verge

    YouTube is pushing back against claims its platform is helping promote and spread misinformation surrounding the 2020 US election, saying its most popular videos related to the election are from “authoritative” sources. YouTube also claims it takes measures to stop the spread of videos containing …

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