Misinformation and professional news on largely unmoderated platforms: the case of telegram
27 May 2022
Researcher Nahema Marchal is quoted in this Politico piece that reveals how efforts by Facebook and Twitter to squash claims from President Donald Trump and others of electoral fraud are hitting a big obstacle. The messages are running wild on smaller fringe networks popular among the far right — then boomeranging back onto the mainstream platforms.
“Fringe networks have become central to how extreme groups mobilize online, They’ve attracted hordes of people who think the major platforms are censoring them.”