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The Twitter Bubble Let Democrats Defy Political Gravity

The Twitter Bubble Let Democrats Defy Political Gravity

There is a wholly self-contained ecosystem of far-right influencers and followers on Twitter and Facebook. We know that it spreads disinformation and prejudice, but less thought is given to the ways in which such an ecosystem creates phantom movements—where a few motivated obsessives can make a cause appear far more popular than it really is. …

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Twitter's Ex-Election Chief Is Worried About the US Midterms

Twitter’s Ex-Election Chief Is Worried About the US Midterms

The staff shortages worry those monitoring the elections too. “I spoke to Elon Musk,” Jessica González, co-CEO of US media advocacy group Free Press, said at a press conference on Friday. “He promised to retain and enforce the election integrity measures that were on Twitter’s books before his takeover. With today’s mass layoffs, it’s clear …

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