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How to Handle Post-Election Misinformation - Consumer Reports

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With courtroom battles underway, recounts possible, and President Donald Trump claiming without evidence that the election was rigged, an avalanche of election misinformation on social media is likely to continue unabated even after news outlets including the Associated Press, Fox News, and NBC called Joe Biden the winner in the presidential race Saturday morning.  Social media sites already were full of countless false claims of misdeeds following Election Day. For instance, a video Wednesday showing a man wheeling equipment into a Detroit vote counting center was baselessly characterized online as evidence of ballot theft. WXYZ-TV, an ABC affiliate in Detroit, said on its website that the video showed one of its photographers carrying camera gear. Consumer Reports offers tips on how to handle post-election misinformation.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)

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