False claims of a stolen election thrive unchecked on Twitter even as Musk promises otherwise

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The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) – Election falsehoods are thriving on Twitter after former President Donald Trump dug in on those claims during a recent CNN town hall.

That’s going on despite Twitter owner Elon Musk insisting that stolen-election claims on the platform “will be corrected.” An analysis for The Associated Press shows the 10 most widely shared tweets promoting a “rigged election” narrative in the five days after the town hall have not been labeled or removed.

Tech accountability experts say monitoring content on such a large scale is difficult.

But they say Musk has reinstated notorious election deniers, overhauled the site’s verification system and gutted much of the staff that had moderated such posts.

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5/19/2023 9:06:01 AM (GMT -5:00)

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