Sept. 4: How Disinformation - Spread On Social Media - Is Pervading Political Campaigns

Sep 4, 2020

On this week's edition of Maine's Political Pulse:

Fabricated stories, doctored videos, fake quotes in tweets that go viral: What's behind the torrent of political "rage bait" on social media? And why do people fall for it? Morning Edition's Irwin Gratz spoke with Chief Political Correspondent Steve Mistler and Senior Political Correspondent Mal Leary about the disinformation that is pervading politics, both in Maine and around the nation.

Did you know there is now a Political Pulse newsletter? It offers a weekly update on Maine and national politics in the leadup to the November election. Check out the latest issue here, and subscribe here for a new edition each Friday morning.

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Maine's Political Pulse was produced this week by Willis Ryder Arnold. Barbara Cariddi is the digital producer. The theme music was performed and recorded by Rob Holt.