Did social media actually counter US election misinformation?


Twitter and Facebook’s actions were a step in the right direction, but not that effective, according to a professor at Syracuse University, in New York. — AP

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.

But overall their measures still didn't really address the problems exposed by the 2020 US presidential contest, critics of the social platforms contend.

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