Voting is over, but the disinformation machine is humming right along
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Votes in the presidential election are still being counted. The legal challenges have started, and the disinformation efforts that have defined 2020 are still ongoing. For example, there are no credible accounts of ballots suspiciously going missing or turning up or being destroyed. But influencers on various social media networks were spreading false narratives about just that on Election Day and beyond. Marketplace’s Molly Wood speaks with Renée DiResta, the technical research manager at the Stanford Internet Observatory and part of the Election Integrity Partnership, which tracked misinformation and disinformation efforts in real time this week. For the most part, she told her the big platforms — Twitter, Facebook and YouTube — did all right, but there will always be work to be done.
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