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  • US presidential election is fast approaching the candidates They're talking about the Supreme Court, please reform and other big issues.

  • There's also attention on the pandemic on Donald Trump's hospitalization after testing positive for Covert 19.

  • But there's a parallel conversation happening filled with conspiracies on rumors.

  • Here's how you can spot false claims.

  • Influence campaigns on hoaxes on your social media feed.

  • Tip one.

  • If it triggers strong emotions, think before you share Ever heard of Q and on.

  • It's a false conspiracy theory that claims President Trump is fighting a secret war against elite Satan worshiping pedophiles.

  • We can all agree that child abuse and human trafficking are upsetting terrible crimes.

  • But many people don't realize what's really behind seemingly virtuous Hashtags ones such as Save Our Children.

  • They have become part of a bigger, politically motivated disinformation campaign.

  • If you see a claim made on social media about the election that makes you feel really emotional, pause for a second get to the bottom of where it came from.

  • Tip to question.

  • Divisive content.

  • Yeah, U S intelligence concluded that Russia used social media to try to influence the last presidential election back in 2016 So how can you spot influence operations on your social media feeds foreign interference Campaigns often try to exploit local divisions on pit people against each other.

  • That's exactly what Russian trolls dead in 2016 with divisive memes about race and social issues.

  • So be aware of posts that promote extreme points of view on Always interrogate the sources that share them.

  • Also, the extra cautious with little known news websites that promote political content.

  • Influence campaigns often rely on these.

  • Facebook recently shut down one such effort linked to Russia.

  • It's centered around a left leaning news website that even hired rial US based journalists to write for them.

  • Tip.

  • Three.

  • Consider the motives behind a post beware dirty tricks.

  • False claims about voter fraud began circulating online in the summer, often plugged by President Trump himself on Twitter.

  • He's criticized plans to expand postal voting, claiming there's tremendous fraud evolved.

  • That's not backed up by the evidence.

  • Ondas Polling day approaches.

  • Expect to see false claims about where, when and how to vote.

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US election 2020: How to spot disinformation - BBC News

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/25
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