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Grid reporters answers questions that many are asking — and aren’t really “dumb” at all.
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Different virus, same misinformation playbook
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The platform doesn’t include as many truths as it claims.
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An expert weighs in on the growing controversy surrounding missing communications from Defense, Homeland Security and Secret Service officials.
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His misinformation brought him fame. Now, it is at the center of the Sandy Hook defamation trial.
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Some candidates with conspiracy ties are getting big help from a Republican Party eager to retake the House.
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How a viral trend is dissolved by hate and commercialization — but not before it does some good.
More than a dozen Republican members of Congress were directly involved in lobbying for and orchestrating what Jan. 6 committee Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson has called ‘an attempted coup’ to keep then-President Donald Trump in power.
Police in Uvalde, Texas, misled the public at least a dozen times regarding key aspects of the horrific shooting at Robb Elementary, a Grid analysis has found.
For nearly a month, thousands of Dutch farmers have staged road blockades and other protests across the Netherlands, snarling traffic and grabbing headlines.
Nearly 20 key players in the January 6 Capitol riot are tied to the same group. Meet the Conservative Partnership Institute, one of the most powerful political messaging forces in the MAGA universe.
Abortion disinformation — planted, grown and tended over the years by anti-abortion activists — has blocked countless women from obtaining timely, accurate information on terminating a pregnancy.
'Something needs to be done, or people are going to die and the blood’s going to be on your f-ing hands,' the aide recalls a White House lawyer telling Meadows.
Combining basic interventions on social media like fact-checking, pushing people to consider before reposting something and banning some misinformation superspreaders can substantially reduce viral misinformation from spreading.
Tuesday’s hearing focused on growing dangers to election workers from Trump’s false “Stop the Steal” claims.
In its third public hearing, the House’s Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol unveiled evidence and testimony from a series of witnesses showing Trump’s persistent, repeated efforts to pressure his vice president to violate the law.
“The whole strategy is about weathering the moment, hoping that it all blows over without anything happening, without any consequences,” a democracy expert says.