MapLight joined more than a dozen civil society organizations in calling on members of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary to oppose the Online Content Policy Modernization Act, which would hamper online platforms' ability to counter disinformation.
Margaret Sessa-Hawkins and Viviana Padelli|September 28, 2020
MapLight's newsletter on deceptive digital politics looks at whether social media companies have put in place enough protections to help safeguard against misinformation as the 2020 election approaches.
Even as Facebook touts its efforts to curb misinformation that threatens to cast the legitimacy of the 2020 election into doubt, false advertisements and posts about mail-in voting continue to appear on the website.
MapLight has launched new tools to combat the spread of false and deceptive election-related information ahead of the 2020 election, including a browser plug-in called the Election Deception Tracker as well as a Text-to-Report line for misleading information.
MapLight's newsletter on deceptive digital politics looks at how false stories about the Oregon fires are still spreading on Facebook and new tools aimed at combating misinformation as the election approaches.
Recent changes announced by Facebook aimed at protecting the election come too late and amount to little more than a drop in the ocean — especially when Facebook’s record on enforcement of existing policies is lackluster at best.