Why Facebook and Twitter Are in a ‘Better Spot’ Heading Into 2020 Election | PRO Insight

Sean Burch and Alex Kantrowitz
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With Election Day less than two weeks away, it seemed like an ideal time to talk to Alex Kantrowitz, publisher of the Big Technology newsletter, about how Facebook and Twitter are approaching Nov. 3 — and whether the social media giants are doing a better job of keeping foreign trolls off their massive platforms than they did in 2016. The topic was one of several we discussed during TheWrap’s first “Tech Talk” conversation, which WrapPro will be hosting each month. Other topics include Alex’s personal experience dealing with Russian trolls, as well as a conversation about the decision by Twitter and Facebook to block the New York Post’s recent Hunter Biden report. Below is an excerpt from the talk. Be sure to watch the video for the full conversation. Also Read: How Twitter and Facebook Moderation Rules Are Set Up to Fail Sean: When it comes to Facebook and Twitter, are we in a better spot than we were 4 years ago? Alex: I think if you look at where we were at this point of the cycle in 2016, you would’ve seen we would be in the middle of a pretty large scale Russian disinformation campaign, meant to tear the...

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