The problem with a postmortem is that, by definition, it suggests the issue is dead. But while the U.S. presidential election might be over for another four years, a dozen other national elections— from Belize to Myanmar to Nigeria to Romania—will take place this year.
And disinformation, propaganda, and fake news are as big a problem elsewhere as they are in the U.S. In some places, it’s even more severe. Facebook Inc. subsidiary WhatsApp—which is end-to end encrypted, making it impossible for moderators to see the content of messages—prevails in countries such as Brazil and India.
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