Even as President Joe Biden was sworn in, conspiracy theories continued to fly on social media.
Four of the five most popular tweets about the inauguration promoted conspiracies about COVID-19 and/or the election in the days leading up to the ceremony. The findings highlight just how difficult moderation will be in the coming years as social media companies face increased scrutiny, reports Francesca Billington.
Despite a crackdown on social media content that calls for violence, posts about conspiracy theories continue to proliferate on both fringe alt-right sites and mainstream platforms like Facebook and Twitter. Read more>>
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