Disinformation in the US election 2020

Trump is a prolific Twitter user. He uses the social media platform to criticise his opponents and promote his policies. Some fact-checkers and social media analysts have criticised him as a “superspreader” of misinformation.

In this week’s show, we look at how misinformation and disinformation on social media are influencing the US elections, including the rise of QAnon, its relationship with Trump, and more importantly, the responses taken by technology giants on tackling disinformation.

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