The Hunter Biden story was a test for tech platforms. They barely passed | Siva Vaidhyanathan

Published Oct 19 2020 at 1:36 PM GMT
  • Facebook and Twitter are trying to avoid repeating the 2016 misinformation disaster, but haven't totally figured out howIn 2016, major American news outlets, amplified by YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, did the work of foreign and domestic purveyors of disinformation and propaganda.
  • They took too seriously false, irrelevant and illegally acquired emails from top Democratic campaign officials.
  • They took seriously bogus questions about Hillary Clinton's own email accounts.
  • And they generated a cloud of confusion and mistrust that led directly to Donald Trump's unlikely victory in the electoral college.



  • Published Oct 19, 2020 1:36 PM GMT