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Facebook and Twitter fail to fact-check Trump’s latest claims about mail-in voting in the 2020 elections | Vox

By Shirin Ghaffary
July 31, 2020

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Twitter and Facebook are not fact-checking factually unsupported claims about mail-in voting in the 2020 election posted by President Trump on both platforms Wednesday. The inaction has angered some critics, who say these companies allow the spread of dangerous misinformation to go unchecked online, harming the integrity of the election as a whole.

Trump’s posts made the completely unsubstantiated assertion that universal vote-by-mail, a practice in which states automatically mail a ballot to all registered voters, will lead to the most “inaccurate” and “fraudulent” election in history, and then went on to suggest delaying the election “until people can properly, securely, and safely vote.”

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Source: Facebook and Twitter fail to fact-check Trump’s latest claims about mail-in voting in the 2020 elections – Vox

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