Latest from Elizabeth Dwoskin
Alternative social media app Parler has surged in popularity as Facebook restricts groups and hashtags spreading election misinformation.
  • Nov 13, 2020
Parler positions itself as the "free speech" alternative to Twitter and Facebook. And after the 2020 election, conservatives welcome that.
  • Nov 12, 2020
Newly aggressive against Trump and his allies, tech companies prepare for protracted uncertainty over election outcomes and questions about whether their efforts are sustainable over time.
  • Nov 12, 2020
The pages, which promoted the “Stop the Steal” effort and other misleading messages about voter fraud and the election, were removed over the weekend, while the former top Trump strategist’s account was frozen.
  • Nov 9, 2020
Trump's power on social media gives him the opportunity to do something rarely attempted by the men who previously held the nation’s highest office — keep the national gaze fixed on himself as a new chief executive tries to command the national stage.
  • Nov 7, 2020
The campaign and its aides have tapped a network of new and existing Facebook pages, groups and events — some of which have hundreds of thousands of members — to rally people in public this week around the unfounded belief that Democratic candidate Joe Biden is attempting to "steal" the election
  • Nov 5, 2020
The false and misleading claims, which drew rebukes from Twitter and Facebook, were also echoed in approximately 9 million text messages sent by the campaign over the past 24 hours, according to an anti-robocall firm.
  • Nov 4, 2020
Facebook, Twitter and other social media companies are being tested on new policies for premature election results.
  • Nov 4, 2020
From a pro-Trump super PAC to the president’s eldest son, conservatives have blown past Facebook's fact-checking guardrails, with few consequences. The pattern belies claims of anti-conservative bias.
  • Nov 1, 2020
Researchers say the online feedback loop between Trump, high-profile influencers and rank-and-file followers is a danger to the election.
  • Oct 30, 2020