How Social Platforms Are Scrambling to Slow the Spread of Election Falsehoods

In The News Piece in Consumer Reports
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Oct. 30, 2020

OTI policy analyst Spandana Singh is quoted in Consumer Reports on the difficulties social media platforms face addressing election-related misinformation.

The social platforms CR contacted say their efforts will continue past Nov. 3, as vote-counting and potential court challenges take place.
But these companies are running into criticism from both political parties and nonpartisan organizations. β€œTo be fair, moderating content at scale is a really challenging job,” says Spandana Singh, a policy analyst with New America's Open Technology Institute. β€œI don't even think they necessarily know the exact limits of where the lines are, or how they're drawing them.”
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