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Sun Jan 17, 2021, 12:34 PM

Online Election Misinformation Dropped a Whopping 73 Percent After Trump Was Kicked Off Social Media

https://www.mediaite.com/trump/online-election-misinformation-dropped-a-whopping-73-percent-after-trump-was-kicked-off-social-media/

President Donald Trump lost one of his favorite methods of communication when Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms banned him for inciting violence and spreading misinformation — and now a research firm has quantified just how substantial the Trumpian misinformation really was.

According to a report by the Washington Post, Zignal Labs found that online misinformation about the 2020 election plummeted a stunning 73 percent after Trump’s digital excommunication.

Twitter confirmed this week that the ban on Trump’s account will continue after he leaves office on January 20. So far, Facebook has said that Trump’s suspension is “indefinite,” not committing either way to a permanent ban or eventual restoration. Trump and the accounts of his campaign and some top advisers were also suspended from Instagram, Snapchat, Spotify, Shopify, Pinterest, and several other platforms.
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Sogo Jan 2021 OP
lindysalsagal Jan 2021 #1
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Sun Jan 17, 2021, 12:38 PM

1. That's all you need to know

To realize platforms must do their own policing. That, and the owner of Parker going into hiding.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 12:39 PM

2. Do you mean Parler?

I hadn't heard that he's in hiding. Got a link?

Thanks.

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