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George Floyd protests: How to avoid disinformation and misinformation on Facebook and Twitter

Posted on AllSides June 2nd, 2020
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George Floyd is not really dead. Billionaire philanthropist George Soros is supplying bricks to protesters.

Hoaxes, conspiracy theories and other falsehoods like these are spreading on Facebook and Twitter following Floyd’s death in police custody in Minneapolis.

Bad actors exploit large-scale events dominating the national conversation to sow chaos and fear and deepen distrust and division, disinformation experts say. In this case, they’ve seized on America’s rawest political division – race – and the growing furor over police brutality to hijack protests across the country.

"Protest" has surged...

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https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2020/06/01/george-floyd-protests-disinformation-misinformation-surging-online/5313920002/

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