Academic studies from MIT, Scientific American, and others, along with my own personal experience show again and again that rumors and lies travel lots farther and faster over the internet than truth. And with COVID and the 2020 election, social media disinformation campaigns rocketed to the cutting edge of cybersecurity. Brad Carlson and I talked about social media disinformation with the 2020 election on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021.
This blog post shows the overwhelming body of hard evidence screams none of the 2020 rigged election rumors stand up to scrutiny. Professionals across the United States – and only in the United States – worked hard to make sure the vote count was accurate. Nobody flew planeloads of fake ballots anywhere, the Chinese didn’t bribe anyone to mishandle votes, and neither did Facebook. And Dominion voting machines counted votes instead of creating votes.
But in the days leading up to Jan. 6, 2021, when a joint session of Congress should officially certify the Electoral College vote count, ever-more wild 2020 election disinformation campaigns still fly around social media. President Trump called for a Jan. 6 Washington, DC rally, and now a dozen US senators and 140 representatives plan to object to the vote count.
Don’t fall for social media disinformation campaigns. Do your homework and dig for the truth. Our country depends on it. Here is the recording. It was a lively hour.
And here is a frame with the recording from the AM1280 The Patriot website.