2020 US Presidential Election Results Updates

On 6th November, 2020, we still find the US presidential race too close to call. Attention never swayed from the toss-up states, we are still getting updates from our correspondents on the ground and fact-checking with international news agencies.

Millions of Americans have voted earlier by mail. And the waiting game continues as there are a couple of battleground swing states still too close to call. Let’s look at some of the election updates at our newly-built virtual set as votes are still counting.

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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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World Health Organisation’s Handling of Covid-19

Since the Covid-19 outbreak began, the World Health Organization (WHO) has been criticised for its slowness in declaring the coronavirus to be a global pandemic, and for defending China’s handling of the epidemic.

A few places have seemed to have things more under control though. One of them is Taiwan.

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