Right-wing media reckoning: Some outlets pay a price after spreading 2020 election misinformation

Published June 8, 2024


NBC News quotes Yotam Ophir in an article about consequences for media outlets that spread misinformation during the 2020 election. “Misinformation contaminates our information environment, leads to real harms to people, and erodes trust in institutions and the government,” Ophir said. “The recent lawsuits against those who made a career out of spreading lies and falsehoods will hopefully help limit the spread and amplification of some of the misinformation we can expect in 2024.”

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