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Now that the US election is over, Twitter reverts retweet policy admitting it failed at ‘more thoughtful amplification’

As of Wednesday, Twitter has re-enabled the “standard retweet behavior” and removed the quote default imposed on October 21.  “We hoped this change would encourage thoughtful amplification and also increase the likelihood that people would add their own thoughts, reactions and perspectives to the conversation,” the company said in a …

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2020 election was ‘free, fair & secure,’ real problem is ‘Russian disinformation’ and RT, Nevada Democrat claims at Senate hearing

Krebs, a former Microsoft executive who led the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency until he was fired by President Donald Trump last month, testified before the Senate on Wednesday.  While the president tweeted that Krebs had been “totally excoriated and proven wrong” at the hearing, Rosen, a Nevada Democrat, dismissed …

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Biden calls election fraud claims ‘baseless’ in 1st speech after Electoral College designates him as president-elect

Biden touted his election win in a speech from his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware on Monday, saying he struck a “clear victory” against the incumbent Trump, whose repeated allegations of voter fraud he rejected as “baseness claims.” “In America, politicians don’t take power – people grant it to them. The flame of democracy …

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‘Stolen election’ hysteria is the new ‘Russian interference’ – and both are the result of US institutional erosion

The Trump campaign has now lost 51 legal challenges to last month’s presidential election results, as each state’s authorities confirm rival Democrat Joe Biden’s victory. Yet 52 percent of Republicans actually believed that it was Trump who had “rightfully won” the election (versus 29 percent for Joe Biden), according to a Reuters/Ipsos …

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