Scholars tracking social media see efforts to delegitimize election, imperiling democracy

Published Oct 27 2020 at 1:36 AM GMT
  • The University of Washington’s Kate Starbird has been immersing herself in election disinformation, and what she’s found is deeply troubling.
  • By tracking tweets, Facebook posts and news stories, Starbird and her academic colleagues have documented an ongoing, long-term effort to sow worries that the 2020 vote is rife with fraud, laying the groundwork for some to reject the election’s outcome.
  • The potential damage, Starbird said, extends well beyond this one race.
  • “Democracy fails if we lose trust in the pro.



  • Published Oct 27, 2020 1:36 AM GMT