How Online Disinformation Will Keep Expanding In 2021

March 5, 2021 ☼ disinformationliesgoptrump

Source: NPR

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“I’m not even seeing [Russian disinformation] messaging much in English to the same extent that I’ve seen in the past, because they don’t need it,” Linvill said. “I mean, the GOP has taken the ball from them and run with it.”

In the last year, Americans spent more time than ever online, and got more of their information from unreliable or false sources. Even with the deplatforming of former President Trump, experts say the way Americans communicate and receive information online remains broken.

This is really worrisome. The GOP (and right-wing “news organizations”) see this as a means to hold onto power and will continue to exploit it, especially as the more moderate figures retire.