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Politics Harris more often the target of online misinformation than Pence: report

03:20  30 october  2020
03:20  30 october  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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Vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) has been the target of misinformation propagated online more often than Vice President Pence, according to a report obtained by The Associated Press.

a group of people standing next to a person in a suit and tie: Harris more often the target of online misinformation than Pence: report © Greg Nash Harris more often the target of online misinformation than Pence: report

A report from media intelligence firm Zignal Labs found that Harris has been targeted four times as much as her Democratic white, male colleagues who campaigned to be on the presidential ticket.

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Misinformation about Harris has accounted for about 4 percent of the conversation on Twitter, according to the report.

Various bits of misinformation have been spread about the California senator even before she was chosen to be former Vice President Joe Biden's running mate, including allegations that she is not qualified to run for office.

This summer, a Newsweek column by John Eastman, a conservative attorney, called into question the citizen status of Harris's parents at the time of her birth. The article was then retweeted by a Trump campaign adviser.

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Zignal Labs identified more than 1 million Twitter mentions since June featuring hashtags or misinformation regarding Harris. Some of the mentions were fact checks seeking to correct misinformation spread about Harris, though a majority were found to include false information about Biden's running mate.

"The narratives related to Kamala Harris zeroed in much more on her personal identity, especially as a woman of color," said Jennifer Granston, head of insights at Zignal Labs.

Almost 300,000 of the mentions questioned California senator's eligibility to serve as president, the report noted.

Grantson said much of the misinformation surrounding Harris's origin of birth "eclipsed" after media fact-checking organizations debunked the claims.

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