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Candidates who won’t (ever) concede are eroding trust in the system

US elections officials have always persuaded losing candidates that they've, ahem, lost. Now it's worse because there's a new paradigm, according to former DHS and Election Assistance Commission official Matt Masterson, policy fellow with the Stanford Internet Observatory. Candidates that won't accept defeat regardless of the margin or evidence of fraud, he says, are undermining trust in the system — and election officials are ill-equipped to deal with this problem.

Matt Masterson made these remarks during a live Global Stage event, Infodemic: defending democracy from disinformation. Watch the full event here: https://www.gzeromedia.com/global-stage/virtual-events/disinformation-is-a-big-problem-what-can-we-do-about-it

Stop misinformation blame game — let's do something about it

Who's most responsible for spreading misinformation online? For Ginny Badanes, senior director for Democracy Forward at Microsoft, the problem starts with those who create it, yet ultimately governments, companies and individuals all share the burden. And she's more interested in what we can do to respond.

Ginny Badanes spoke at a live Global Stage event, Infodemic: defending democracy from disinformation. Watch the full event here: https://www.gzeromedia.com/global-stage/virtual-events/disinformation-is-a-big-problem-what-can-we-do-about-it

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg: Russia’s continued threat

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is not naïve about the continued threat that Russia poses to his organization, which was founded shortly after WWII to counter Soviet aggression. But he also sees a silver lining in Putin's belligerent moves. "For the first time in many years, allies are investing more in defense. And all of this is very much triggered by Russia's behavior since 2014." Stoltenberg also believes that a critical step to confronting Russia will be to beat them on the cyber battlefield. His conversation with Ian Bremmer was part of the latest episode of GZERO World, which begins airing nationally in the US on public television November 13th. Check local listings.

Social media sites overwhelmed by misinformation about Trump's condition

Nicholas Thompson, editor-in-chief of WIRED, shares his perspective on technology news in Tech In 60 Seconds:

With Trump testing positive for corona, how are social media sites combating the mountains of misinformation?

Well, the same way they always do, demoting some content, labeling some false content, but mostly getting overwhelmed. And the reason they'll get particularly overwhelmed now is that there could be no topic more ripe for misinformation than this one. The White House will be opaque. People will spread every rumor imaginable. And just the nature of the Internet combining coronavirus and Trump, you can get a misinformation orgy.

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Ian Bremmer: Misinformation vs. Truth on Coronavirus

With mixed messages from President Trump and governments around the world, and misinformation proliferating on social media, Ian Bremmer breaks down the media's role in the COVID-19 pandemic and what it means for all of us.

Coronavirus is "the Super Bowl of disinformation"

GZERO's Alex Kliment interviews Danny Rogers, Co-Founder of The Global Disinformation Index and assistant professor at New York University. His organization seeks sources and distributors of misinformation online, from scammers and con artists looking to profit off the pandemic to state actors spreading myths for geopolitical gain. He describes the COVID-19 pandemic as "the Super Bowl" for the spread of misinformation.

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