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Facebook and Google are extending the bans for at least the next few weeks to curb the spread of election misinformation.
On Nov 9, cable outlet One America News Network posted two videos to its YouTube account titled “Trump won”. The clips echoed several others telling viewers, falsely, that US President Donald Trump was re-elected and that the vote was marred by fraud.
It started months before Election Day with false claims on Facebook and Twitter that mail-in ballots cast for President Donald Trump had been chucked in dumpsters or rivers.
Frustrated conservatives, bristling at perceived bias against them on Facebook Inc’s social network, have found a solution: moving to Parler, the app that reached No. 1 in downloads following Joe Biden’s win in the US presidential election.
Following the lead of Twitter and YouTube, Facebook on Nov 9 removed several pages linked to former Donald Trump adviser Steve Bannon, whose content pushed unsubstantiated claims of election fraud.
Easy-to-remove barcodes and QR codes used to tag everything from T-shirts to car engines may soon be replaced by a tagging system based on DNA and invisible to the naked eye, scientists said on Nov 5.
Google search data shows that race, abortion and healthcare are some of the top issues for voters in the US election, which sees Donald Trump go up against Joe Biden. Logically, "Who is winning the election?" and "When will we know the election results?" were the most frequently asked questions in the hours following the vote.
As US President Donald Trump and his allies flooded social media on Nov 4 with false claims of victory and unsupported allegations of voter fraud, social media companies warned users that the presidential election had yet to be decided.
Voters across the United States received anonymous robocalls in the days and weeks before Election Day urging them to "stay safe and stay home” – an ominous warning that election experts said could be an effort to scare voters into sitting out the election.
Haunted by Russia’s brazen effort to meddle in the last election, US federal and state officials have erected what they believe are formidable barriers to thwart cyber-attacks ahead of Nov 3’s US presidential vote.