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Trump Sues Wisconsin TV Station For Airing Democratic Super PAC Ad

Filed on April 13th in Price County Wisconsin Circuit Court, the lawsuit claims that the TV ad spliced together two video clips from separate campaign events to make it appear as if the president has said the phrase “The coronavirus, this is their new hoax.”

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Newark Warns False Reporting of Coronavirus “Will Be Criminally Prosecuted”

In an attempt to tamp down on misinformation about the coronavirus, Newark’s Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose released a statement on March 11th warning that any false reporting about the virus in Newark could result in criminal prosecution.

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The Washington Post’s Fact Checking Database Reveals That Trump Has Made More Than 16,200 False Claims

The Washington Post, in an effort to track President Donald Trump’s false or misleading claims, has created a Fact Checker’s database that analyzes and categorizes his false statements. To date, Trump has made more than 16,200 false or misleading claims.  

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Facebook

Facebook Will Remove Misleading Posts About the U.S. Census, Including Political Ads

The new policy will ban “misleading information about when and how to participate in the census and the consequences of participating." Despite previous resistance to regulate them, the new policy will apply to advertisements bought by politicians.

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Jack Dorsey

Tentative Applause Follows Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s Decision to Ban Political Advertisements

Twitter announced on Wednesday, October 30th that his company would no longer accept political advertising on its platform. While notably more positive than Facebook's reception, Twitter's wasn’t universally warm.

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Zuckerberg Defends Facebook’s Policies in Speech at Georgetown University

By invoking the United State’s unique commitment to protecting free expression, Zuckerberg sought to draw attention towards the positive aspects of social media.

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Presidential Candidate Elizabeth Warren Takes On Facebook’s Political Ads Policy

After Facebook refused to take down a misleading ad by the Trump campaign about former Vice President Joseph Biden, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s campaign ran an ad on Facebook falsely claiming that Mark Zuckerberg endorsed President Trump's reelection bid.

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Facebook Refuses to Remove Misleading Trump Campaign Ad From Its Platform

The Trump campaign released a new political advertisement that accused presidential candidate Joseph Biden of bribing the Ukranian government while he served as the Vice President under Barack Obama. When the Biden campaign asked Facebook to remove the ad, arguing that it spread demonstrably false information to voters, the social media company refused, citing free speech principles.

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