The Supreme Court rejected that lawsuit last week. They were not asked to leave, Ms. Watson said, but simply “left on their own” when they saw one group of workers, who had completed their task, leave. Twitter said on Wednesday that it would begin removing misinformation about coronavirus vaccines. claims that “busloads” or “planeloads” of antifascist activists. change, were never supposed to be permanent. None of these ingredients contain or resemble microchips. Additionally, Mr. Ryan expressed skepticism that more than 1,500 voters reported being over 100 years old. Although there is nothing the committee can do to alter the results, it plans to continue to investigate the election, with plans to subpoena the city clerks of Detroit and Livonia, two cities in Wayne County that drew national attention last month after Republicans on the county’s board of canvassers initially opposed certifying the election results because of minor irregularities. We tend to be restless with our lives and have trouble relaxing. The change resulted in an increase in Facebook traffic for mainstream news publishers including CNN, NPR and The New York Times, while partisan sites like Breitbart and Occupy Democrats saw their numbers fall. “NOT @realDonaldTrump supporters.”. Ms. Thomas did endorse the protests in Facebook posts on Wednesday (she appears to have since deleted her Facebook page) and has previously spread conspiracy theories. Rep. Matt Gaetz even referenced the false Washington Times article as proof that the mob was “in fact members of the violent terrorist group antifa.”. All these things put the teen in pressure like to be slim, even ultra slim, flawless and admirable and can create immaturity and personal distortion. On Facebook, articles with the claim from the conservative websites ZeroHedge and The Epoch Times were shared 1,800 times and reached up to 61 million followers, according to data from CrowdTangle, a Facebook-owned social media analytics tool. He or she can help you wade through the world of social media and cyberbullying. Mr. Johnson previously used his committee to investigate Mr. Biden’s son, Hunter, and to elevate fringe theories about the coronavirus pandemic. Mr. Wright, who was once Barack Obama’s pastor, became a lightning rod in the 2008 presidential campaign as video clips of his incendiary language surfaced, and Mr. Obama broke ties with him that year before securing the Democratic nomination. You see someone else’s utopia and want that for yourself. The superspreaders, it said, “were found to be a key link in the conspiracy chain.”. TRUMP’S CLAIM: That Mr. Raffensperger is compromised because he has a brother who works for a Chinese technology company. Gabriel Sterling, a top election official in Georgia, responded to President Trump’s false claims at a news conference in Atlanta on Monday. Facebook said on Thursday that it is identifying people involved in storming the Capitol last week and disabling their accounts. “We’re still ensuring that people see authoritative and informative news on Facebook, especially during major news cycles and around important global topics like elections, Covid-19 and climate change.”. They are changing the equipment on the Dominion machines, and you know that’s not legal.”. We really want to believe they are because they are full of happiness and positive aspects of life. The mistake was caught and corrected before the results of the vote were certified. 30 Jun. Senator Kelly Loeffler’s fervid campaign against her Democratic challenger in Georgia, the Rev. says there is no evidence antifa participated in storming the Capitol. The rumors may have originated from — and mischaracterized — a popular tweet from the writer Anne Nelson pointing out that Ms. Thomas is on the advisory board of Turning Point USA, a conservative student group. They intentionally misled the State Senate, the voters and the people of the United States about this.”. For instance, many military and overseas voters receive electronic ballots that they print out, complete and mail back. “This was a temporary change we made to help limit the spread of inaccurate claims about the election,” said Joe Osborne, a Facebook spokesman. Social media is a big part of many teens' lives. The mRNA rapidly degrades, leaving no trace in the body. A day after Michigan’s 16 electoral votes formally went to President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr., a voting machine manufacturer told state senators that he stood by his company’s work, and shot down unfounded allegations that the results may have been manipulated. Brewer, a spokesman for Mr. Warnock, called the latest attack ads “another lowest of the low in Kelly Loeffler and her allies’ efforts to divide and mislead Georgians for their own political gains,” adding that the clips showing Mr. Warnock had been “pulled from academic discussions.”. An analysis by the media insights company Zignal Labs found that the unfounded rumor had been mentioned 411,099 times across cable television, social media, and in print and online news outlets on Wednesday and Thursday. The hearing was the latest effort by the Republican chairman of the homeland security committee, Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, to amplify the claims and concerns of President Trump. The department called the analysis “obvious misinformation.”, “She got you to sign a totally unconstitutional agreement, which is a disastrous agreement. “Warnock has a long history of praising Wright,” Ms. Loeffler’s release said, “calling him a prophet and celebrating his infamous ‘God damn America’ speech days after it was delivered. Robyn Beck/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. ANALYSIS. QAnon, a vast conspiracy theory that falsely claims that a satanic cabal runs the world, began in 2017. Here are some ways that social media could affect individuals’ mental health: More than 63 percent of people use Facebook at least once per day. supercomputer and program that were flipping votes throughout the country, and in Georgia specifically” — pushed by Sidney Powell, a former lawyer for Mr. Trump — is disproved by the paper ballots, he said. Fifteen languages were represented in the posts by QAnon followers on Facebook. No one can be happy all of the time, and social media has exemplified the need to be liked and happy in the 24/7 news- and digital-age. How Disinformation And Distortions On Social Media Affected Elections Worldwide : All Tech Considered Internet freedom declined again in the … Those claims are false. Many of the coronavirus stories getting shared the most on social media are packaged to drive fear rather than build understanding about the illness, according to NewsWhip data provided to Axios.. Why it matters: Social media greases and amplifies dramatic headlines, while more functional or nuanced information gets squashed. Mr. Byrne characterized the ballots as “counterfeit” and said they were later shredded. False. State Representative Francis Ryan of Pennsylvania also repeated a number of claims that appeared in Texas’ lawsuit seeking to toss out election results in Pennsylvania and other swing states. With three billion people using social media 2, the influence one person can attain has never been bigger. But now, Pennsylvania officials say one of the names held up by the Trump campaign was used to cast a vote in the election. Forget the pandemic. Our team from the Emerging Media Studies division at Boston University presented new findings that indicate social media can perpetuate misinformation about antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and may contribute indirectly to the misuse of antibiotics. In the vaccine itself, there’s one active ingredient: a molecule called messenger RNA, or mRNA, which contains genetic instructions for a coronavirus protein called spike. defends his firm’s voting machines to Michigan lawmakers, denouncing a ‘reckless disinformation campaign.’, initially opposed certifying the election results. “Then it was stuffed with votes. The latest attacks on Raphael Warnock take a key phrase out of context. This is turn creates a chain reaction or as Wilkins (1964) describes a ‘deviancy amplification spiral’, where the distortion and exaggeration of the media reporting in conjunction with the negative reactions of society, government and the police not only reinforces the ‘deviant’ behaviour but increases it … But the Wisconsin Supreme Court rejected the case on Monday, and a conservative justice said that one of Mr. Troupis’s four claims was “meritless” and that time had run out on the other three. When that happens, workers take the ballots and scan them again so they’re counted properly. Though Mr. Johnson conceded in his opening remarks that fraudulent voting did not affect the outcome of the election, he said that “lax enforcement, denying effective bipartisan observation of the complete election process, and failure to be fully transparent or conduct reasonable audits has led to heightened suspicion.”. Here’s the catch: Authorities say the fraudulent vote was cast for Mr. Trump. While Twitter already labels misinformation about the coronavirus, such as claims that masks, social distancing and other best health practices are not effective, the new policy specifically addresses vaccines. They don’t see behind-the-scenes arguments, the mistakes we make or the nights we spend lying awake worried about the future and other things. Mr. Sterling said that officials were still investigating, but that if any such cases were confirmed, it would be “handfuls,” and nowhere near enough to change the outcome. TRUMP’S CLAIM: That employees of Dominion Voting Systems “moved the inner parts” of voting machines “and replaced them with other parts.”, STERLING’S EXPLANATION: “No one is changing parts or pieces out of Dominion voting machines. The change involved boosting the weight that Facebook’s news feed algorithm assigned to an internal publisher quality score known as “news ecosystem quality,” or N.E.Q. How has social media changed our society and overall mental health? Other misleading and false articles and posts claimed that the mob’s work was a “setup” or an “inside job.” And still others said President Trump would soon declassify information on how the election was stolen. STERLING’S EXPLANATION: If this had happened, Mr. Sterling said, the hand recount would have shown it, and it did not show anything of the sort. Georgia’s chief election investigator, Frances Watson, testified that a “review of the entire security footage revealed that there were no mystery ballots that were brought in from an unknown location and hidden under tables.”. What people don’t see is when we feel anxious, depressed, lonely, angry — or any other negative emotions. Ben Decker and Jacob Silver contributed research. You want to check how many likes and comments your posts are garnering, which is an example of all three cognitive distortions. “This is what’s really frustrating: The president’s legal team had the entire tape,” Mr. Sterling said. The analysis relied on a voter registration database that Pennsylvania's Department of State said was incomplete as a few counties — including Philadelphia and Allegheny Counties, the two largest in the state — had yet to fully upload their data. Social media is really good at polarizing us into "black and white" thinking. The false narrative that antifa supporters were actually behind the unrest at the Capitol peaked at 66,122 mentions on Wednesday evening, according to Zignal’s data. But the online echo chamber isn't always good at separating what's valid from … STERLING’S EXPLANATION: The decrease in rejections is attributable to a recently passed law that gives Georgians a chance to correct problems, such as a rejected signature, with their ballots. “Neither one has modems,” Mr. Sterling said. “The prompt prosecution of this case shows that law enforcement will continue to uphold our election laws whenever presented with actual evidence of fraud and that we will continue to investigate every allegation that comes our way.”. Then there was Simone Gold, who was part of a group of doctors who were in a viral video on the steps of the Supreme Court in July sharing multiple misleading claims about the coronavirus.