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Today. Can tech stem the tide of misinformation as the elections approach? YouTube claims to have a plan. Then: Turkey’s Erdogan has a plan for people who publish ‘misinformation’ – put them in jail. The only problem is who defines misinformation. And, Biden takes on China. But it’s complicated. I’m Steven Rosenbaum, and this is Future Forward. Here with my podcasting partner in crime – Bob Garfield.

Misinformation and Elections:

US Misinformation Actions:

Google, YouTube outline plans for the US midterm elections
https://techcrunch.com/2022/09/01/google-youtube-midterm-elections-us-misinformation/?guccounter=1

Disinformation via text message is a problem with few answers
https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/disinformation-text-message-problem-answers-rcna41997

Poll: Most in US say misinformation spurs extremism, hate | AP News
https://apnews.com/article/religion-crime-social-media-race-and-ethnicity-05889f1f4076709c47fc9a18dbee818a

COVID misinfo is the biggest challenge for Twitter’s Birdwatch program, data shows – The Verge
https://www.theverge.com/2022/10/10/23393021/twitter-birdwatch-covid-misinformation-data-analysis-misinformation-fact-check

New Laws: (Turkey)

New Turkey Law Mandates Jail Time for Spreading ‘Disinformation’
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-10-13/turkey-criminalizes-spread-of-false-information-on-internet#xj4y7vzkg

China’s Looming Impact:

With New Crackdown, Biden Wages Global Campaign on Chinese Technology
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/13/us/politics/biden-china-technology-semiconductors.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare

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