(NPR) Trump Is No Longer Tweeting, But Online Disinformation Isn’t Going Away

Trump Is No Longer Tweeting, But Online Disinformation Isn’t Going Away

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Trump Is No Longer Tweeting, But Online Disinformation Isn't Going Away

Trump supporters clash with police outside of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Social media companies are under scrutiny for allowing their platforms to be used to spread falsehoods about the 2020 election and to allow violent extremist groups to organize January’s insurrection.

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Untangling Disinformation


Trump Is No Longer Tweeting, But Online Disinformation Isn’t Going Away



While removing former President Trump from social media has led to a significant decrease in election-related disinformation, online falsehoods about the election and vaccines continues to flourish.


Democrats Control Washington, But That Doesn’t Mean Their Agenda Will Pass

(NPR) Trump Is No Longer Tweeting, But Online Disinformation Isn’t Going Away

Trump Is No Longer Tweeting, But Online Disinformation Isn’t Going Away

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Trump Is No Longer Tweeting, But Online Disinformation Isn't Going Away

Trump supporters clash with police outside of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Social media companies are under scrutiny for allowing their platforms to be used to spread falsehoods about the 2020 election and to allow violent extremist groups to organize January’s insurrection.

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Untangling Disinformation


Trump Is No Longer Tweeting, But Online Disinformation Isn’t Going Away



While removing former President Trump from social media has led to a significant decrease in election-related disinformation, online falsehoods about the election and vaccines continues to flourish.


Democrats Control Washington, But That Doesn’t Mean Their Agenda Will Pass

(NPR) NPR/Ipsos Poll: Nearly One Third Of Parents May Stick With Remote Learning

NPR/Ipsos Poll: Nearly One Third Of Parents May Stick With Remote Learning


The Coronavirus Crisis


NPR/Ipsos Poll: Nearly One Third Of Parents May Stick With Remote Learning



Four out of 5 parents told us they support targeted interventions by schools that would help students recover academic, social and emotional skills.


(NPR) NPR/Ipsos Poll: Nearly One Third Of Parents May Stick With Remote Learning

NPR/Ipsos Poll: Nearly One Third Of Parents May Stick With Remote Learning


The Coronavirus Crisis


NPR/Ipsos Poll: Nearly One Third Of Parents May Stick With Remote Learning



Four out of 5 parents told us they support targeted interventions by schools that would help students recover academic, social and emotional skills.


House passes George Floyd Act as Democrats avoid ‘ defund the police’ clash|||House passes George Floyd Act as Democrats avoid ‘ defund the police’ clash (LATEST)

House passes George Floyd Act as Democrats avoid ‘defund the police’ clash

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Lights shine from the U.S. Capitol dome prior to a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on two articles of impeachment against U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington, U.S., December 18, 2019. Photo by Joshua Roberts/Reuters

House passes George Floyd Act as Democrats avoid ‘defund the police’ clash

By Will Weissert, Padmananda Rama, Associated Press

House passes George Floyd Act as Democrats avoid ‘ defund the police’ clash|||House passes George Floyd Act as Democrats avoid ‘ defund the police’ clash (LATEST)

House passes George Floyd Act as Democrats avoid ‘defund the police’ clash

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Lights shine from the U.S. Capitol dome prior to a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on two articles of impeachment against U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington, U.S., December 18, 2019. Photo by Joshua Roberts/Reuters

House passes George Floyd Act as Democrats avoid ‘defund the police’ clash

By Will Weissert, Padmananda Rama, Associated Press

(NPR) Trump Appointee At VOA Parent Paid Law Firm Millions To Investigate His Own Staff

Trump Appointee At VOA Parent Paid Law Firm Millions To Investigate His Own Staff

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Trump Appointee At VOA Parent Paid Law Firm Millions To Investigate His Own Staff

Former U.S. Agency for Global Media CEO Michael Pack contracted with a private law firm to investigate his own staff, a task usually done by government specialists.

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Trump Appointee At VOA Parent Paid Law Firm Millions To Investigate His Own Staff



Trump appointee Michael Pack hoped to fire top executives who challenged him at the U.S. Agency for Global Media. When he couldn’t, Pack paid a high-profile law firm millions to investigate them.


(NPR) Trump Appointee At VOA Parent Paid Law Firm Millions To Investigate His Own Staff

Trump Appointee At VOA Parent Paid Law Firm Millions To Investigate His Own Staff

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Trump Appointee At VOA Parent Paid Law Firm Millions To Investigate His Own Staff

Former U.S. Agency for Global Media CEO Michael Pack contracted with a private law firm to investigate his own staff, a task usually done by government specialists.

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Trump Appointee At VOA Parent Paid Law Firm Millions To Investigate His Own Staff



Trump appointee Michael Pack hoped to fire top executives who challenged him at the U.S. Agency for Global Media. When he couldn’t, Pack paid a high-profile law firm millions to investigate them.