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Senior vice president of product engineering Brian Hamman describes prepping for unusual results, multiple needles, and vote counting that stretched for days. “Essentially, any time after the election, we could be sending out a push notification calling the election and bringing massive traffic to our site.”
October 2020 was one of the craziest news months in recent history, but you wouldn’t know it by looking in people’s Facebook feeds.
We expect to see cases of an incident in one place used to support false claims of fraud in another place.
Forecasts once again substantially underestimated the extent of support for Trump. But does that mean they failed?
Plus: Unions keep fighting for parental leave, BBC journalists may no longer be allowed to attend marches, and “POC really flattens class experience, even amongst people who are nominally part of the same racial group.”
Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and other tech CEOs have been grilled by Congress on such issues. But Jeff Zucker and Rupert Murdoch haven’t explained how CNN and Fox News, which are both far more widely used for news, would deal with a contested election outcome.
During a fraught election season, a transcript database is reimagined as a news product for readers reaching for the right quote “to make a point.”
Meanwhile, Republican Sen. Mike Lee says fact-checking is a form of censorship, and Wikipedia explains how it plans to fight Election Day misinformation.
Two key moments from the 2020 campaign — the first debate and Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis — are particularly illustrative.