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The US presidential election is finished: votes cast, the transition – though delayed – begun.
On Aug 25, Hannah Gittings watched in horror as her friend Anthony Huber was fatally shot during a demonstration in Kenosha, Wisconsin, to protest the police killing of a Black man at the hands of police.
Social media giant Twitter Inc, under increased threat of regulation and plagued by serious security breaches, is appointing one of the world's best-regarded hackers to tackle everything from engineering missteps to misinformation.
Since Joe Biden left office almost four years ago, antitrust enforcement has gone from a backwater of Democratic policymaking to a key tool for reshaping the US economy.
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.
To raise public awareness about the dangers of misinformation, psychology researchers at the UK's University of Cambridge have developed a fun game to help teach players to detect fake news.
Ahead of the US election on Nov 3, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube promised to clamp down on election misinformation, including unsubstantiated charges of fraud and premature declarations of victory by candidates. And they mostly did just that – though not without a few hiccups.
Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc reaffirmed plans to flag tweets and posts – including those of presidential candidates – who claim a premature US election victory, as worries persist that a clear result won’t emerge till well after Nov 3.
Here is a look at the stances of Republican President Trump and his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, on some key tech policy issues.
With the US presidential election just over a week away, Americans are still encountering disinformation and misinformation online, especially on Facebook Inc, and many believe what they read, according to a survey released on Monday.