Experts Grade Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, YouTube on Readiness to Handle Election Misinformation
The 2016 U.S. presidential election served as a reminder of the perils of political misinformation on social media.
Social media corporations now have experience spotting and combating disinformation after two more election cycles replete with it.
However, the shape and focus of the harm that false information poses to society are always changing.
The great lie surrounding the 2020 presidential election has emerged as a key issue, and disinformation campaigns—intentional attempts to distribute false information—are increasingly targeting immigrant communities.
Social media companies have made measures to combat false information in the 2022 midterm elections, but the strategies and results will vary amongst the businesses.
We asked social media experts to rate how well prepared Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, and YouTube are for the task.