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How Facebook and Twitter Handled Their First Major Election Day Tests

Results were mixed

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As election results trickled in overnight, President Trump falsely declared victory on social media, demanding that votes stop being counted and threatening to take his cause “to the Supreme Court.” In response, Twitter and Facebook jumped into action, rolling out disclaimers on the posts to curb any potential…




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Sarah Emerson

Sarah Emerson

Staff writer at OneZero covering social platforms, internet communities, and the spread of misinformation online. Previously: VICE

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