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mardi 3 novembre 2020

Why the flood of misinformation in Pennsylvania is a huge problem

Why the flood of misinformation in Pennsylvania is a huge problem

We might not know who won Pennsylvania until the end of the week. That leaves a lot of time for misinformation to spread like wildfire — and help Republicans create the impression the election was "stolen" from them. 

Thanks to a Supreme Court decision, the state's 2.5 million mail-in ballots can be counted if they arrive by Friday, provided they're postmarked by Tuesday. That deadline was extended to accommodate voters concerned about the coronavirus pandemic. 

Here's the problem. Pennsylvania is the target of a flood of misinformation. Twitter labeled an Election Day tweet from Mike Roman, Trump’s director of election day operations, as possibly misleading. The Philadelphia District Attorney's office called another one of his tweets "deliberately deceptive." Read more...

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from Mashable https://mashable.com/article/pennsylvania-misinformation-2020-election/
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