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gender letter: Sisterhood in the Halls of Congress, and You’re Invited

“Speak truth, sis!” — Rashida Tlaib to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, both newly elected congresswomen, in a message on Instagram It was not terribly surprising this week when yet another one of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s tweets went viral, this time in response to an article about House Speaker Paul Ryan. Every word Ms. …

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Bits: The Week in Tech: Social Media Faces Another Election Test

Crazy, right? Not so fast, says my colleague Kevin Roose. We shouldn’t be letting Facebook off the hook so easily. It was months of pressure that made Facebook take disinformation issues seriously. Just because we made it through the midterms without a significant impact from disinformation doesn’t mean meddlers won’t …

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Russian Trolls Were at It Again Before Midterms, Facebook Says

Facebook took down the accounts on Monday, a day before it provided more details. The Facebook accounts were largely communicating in French and Russian, while the Instagram accounts were aimed at an English-language audience, Mr. Gleicher said in a blog post. The company has spent the past 18 months grappling …

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6 Types of Misinformation to Beware Of on Election Day. (And What to Do if You Spot Them.)

False Voter Fraud Allegations During the 2016 election, Mr. Trump claimed without evidence that widespread voter fraud would occur. After he won the presidency but lost the popular vote, he claimed, again without proof, that millions of undocumented immigrants had cast ballots. In the real world, voter fraud is exceedingly …

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We Asked for Examples of Election Misinformation. You Delivered.

Two months ago, The New York Times asked readers to send in examples of election-related misinformation they saw online. Readers responded. In all, more than 4,000 examples of misinformation were submitted to The Times from social media feeds, text-messaging apps and email accounts. Each legitimate submission was vetted by reporters …

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understanding the times: How We Cover Elections: Live Polling

In an effort to shed more light on how we work, The Times is running a series of short posts explaining some of our journalistic practices. Read more of this series here. For the 2018 midterm elections, The Upshot partnered with Siena College to conduct polls in key districts and …

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State of the Art: The Problem With Fixing WhatsApp? Human Nature Might Get in the Way

“But what I learned is that the stories on WhatsApp are common to all the media here,” she said. What sets WhatsApp apart is speed and reach, Ms. Córdova said. In Brazil, more than 120 million people use the service, which is offered free as part of mobile internet plans …

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Republicans Find a Facebook Workaround: Their Own Apps

In 2016, AggregateIQ paid uCampaign to create the campaign app for Vote Leave, the secessionist side of the British referendum on leaving the European Union. More recently, WPA hired the Canadian company to develop the underlying software used in the Cruz app. The Times tested several of the apps’ privacy …

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2018 Digital Misinformation Roundup

As Election Day draws near, a growing amount of disinformation is getting published online to confuse, inflame or distract potential voters. To help readers better understand the information landscape, journalists at The Times have collected five examples of active disinformation campaigns that were reported on or took place this week. …

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Disinformation Spreads on WhatsApp Ahead of Brazilian Election

Facebook and the Brazilian government have scrambled to counter the disinformation. Earlier this year, the country’s federal police agency established a task force to limit the influence of false news. Justice Luiz Fux, who oversaw the top electoral court in Brazil, argued that it might be sensible to curb free …

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