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7 ways to avoid misinformation about the election

Poynter: “As Election Day approaches, you may be more likely to see online disinformation that’s aimed at influencing your vote. This year, we’ve fact-checked dozens of false claims on social media about the candidates. Other events — the coronavirus pandemic, nationwide protests against police brutality and natural disasters — have created an even more fertile environment for misinformation to spread. “Avoiding this is tough — anyone who actively consumes the news in 2020, and particularly social media, will encounter some misinformation,” said Brendan Nyhan, a government professor at Dartmouth College. With that in mind, we’ve created a guide with seven ways to avoid falling for false election-related information between now and Nov. 3…”

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