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The Social Media Cleanup Is Already Reducing Misinformaiton

January 18, 2021

Elizabeth Dwoskin & Craig Timberg report in the Washington Post that online misinformation about election fraud plunged 73 percent after several social media sites suspended President Trump and key allies last week, underscoring the power of tech companies to limit falsehoods.

Key points:

The backlash by corporations was likely the result of multiple factors:

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