Tag Archives: Facebook

Roger Stone, Russia, and the 2016 roots of the “Stop the Steal” disinformation campaign

Over the past several years, when trying to understand the objectives and tactics of Vladimir Putin, I’ve found Russian dissident, chess grand master, and human rights activist Gary Kasparov to be an incredibly useful resource. Well, a few days ago, when discussing Trump’s refusal to concede the 2020 presidential election, choosing instead to spread dangerous […]

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As public health officials plead with Americans to wear masks to stop the spread of COVID-19, Donald Trump shares debunked videos of “demon sex” doctor claiming that masks aren’t necessary

Yesterday, Facebook took down a video which was full of debunked claims about COVID-19. Shortly thereafter, Donald Trump began sharing clips from the same video with his 84.2 million followers on Twitter. Among other things, “experts” quoted in the video argue that masks don’t stop the spread of the disease, and that the antimalarial drug […]

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It’s a “great day” for George Floyd

I’m having a hard time staying awake, so this is going to short… But I wanted to let you know, in case you hadn’t already heard, that today was a “great day” for George Floyd, the man whose recent murder at the hands of Minneapolis police officers set off mass protests across the nation. “You […]

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Two tweets from October 25 perfectly illustrate the difference between Joe Biden and Donald Trump

As I invested way too much time yesterday writing about Trump’s budding jihad against Twitter, I’ve decided that, tonight, I’d like to focus elsewhere. So, as much as I’d like to write about our president’s toothless retaliatory attack against the social media company that had the audacity to fact-check him, and his growing fondness for […]

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Elizabeth Warren’s response to Facebook’s refusal to stop running false political ads

A few days ago, as you may have heard, Facebook made the decision to run an ad produced by the Trump campaign which had been proven to be false. While other media companies, like CNN, made the decision not to run the ad, which falsely suggested that Joe Biden, while Vice President of the United […]

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