Nov 03

Huge voter turnout expected despite virus, political rancor

Election Day in the U.S. is unfolding like no other, with nearly 100 million Americans having already cast their ballots before polls opened. Voters took advantage of absentee balloting and early in-person voting amid a pandemic that has killed more…

Oct 28

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Why we are so susceptible to misinformation

Social media plays a major role in shaping current American political discourse. During a Senate hearing Wednesday, executives from leading online platforms were criticized by lawmakers for their companies’ records on limiting the spread of misinformation. William Brangham explores how…