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Twitter and Facebook Assert Biden’s Victory

Mike Isaac, in the NYT’s live coverage:

Facebook put a notification atop its apps that said that Joe Biden was projected as the winner. It will appear for hundreds of millions of Americans on Facebook and Instagram.

Twitter has added an announcement in its “Explore” tab that Biden has been projected as the winner of the election, pointing to news outlets.

Twitter and Facebook are learning their role in how media both shapes and articulates reality, in an era when one side of our nation’s political divide has a real problem accepting what is real vs. what they want to be real. You can tweet and post what you want, but the reality is Biden beat Trump.

Saturday, 7 November 2020