Twitter Ban Effect on Misinformation About Election Fraud on Social Media

Source: Dwoskin, Elizabeth and Craig Timberg. "Misinformation Dropped Dramatically the Week after Twitter Banned Trump and Some Allies," published in The Washington Post, 16 January 2021
Topic: Disinformation
Reference year: 2021
Geographical area: United States
Method: Data collection
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The chart shows how the online misinformation about election fraud changed after several social media sites suspended President Trump and key allies accounts. The new research by Zignal Labs reported that conversations about election fraud dropped from 2.5 million mentions to 688,000 mentions across several social media sites in the week after Trump was banned from Twitter.