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It’s too late to stop QAnon with fact checks and account bans

It’s too late to stop QAnon with fact checks and account bans

You need to enable JavaScript to view this site.Twitter is perfect as a megaphone for the far right: its trending topics are easy to game, journalists spend way too much time on the site, and—if you’re lucky—the president of the United States might retweet you. QAnon, the continuously evolving pro-Trump conspiracy theory, is good at Twitter in the same way as —using the platform to manipulate information, attention, and distribution all at the same time. On Tuesday, at limiting how successful QAnon can be there, including taking down about 7,000 accounts that promote the conspiracy,...

July 26, 2020
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Maybe it’s time to retire the idea of “going viral”

Maybe it’s time to retire the idea of “going viral”

You need to enable JavaScript to view this site.For years we've been using the phrase “gone viral” to describe something that becomes wildly popular on the internet. But it strikes a different note in the middle of a global pandemic, especially when the viral content is about an actual virus that is killing people. It’s even worse when you’re talking about “viral” content about such a virus—like Plandemic, the documentary that got millions of views on Facebook and YouTube last week These past few months I’ve started catching myself whenever I write or speak about something “going viral,”...

May 17, 2020
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