Conspiracy Theories Run Rampant Online Amid Floyd Protests

June 3, 2020
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Joan Donovan advises that despite widespread misinformation individuals should continue using social media as a tool to uncover truth.

"What makes social media so powerful is that everyday people can upload footage that contradicts those in power. What gets difficult, though, is when foreign agents, trolls, provocateurs, or domestic agents get involved in spreading counter-narratives that are meant to deflect blame or to muddy the water and confuse the public. Ultimately, people should try to vet the information that they're taking in."

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