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NewsGuard Misinformation Monitor January 2022

NewsGuard: “…Of the 113 U.S. websites that NewsGuard found were spreading election misinformation in the immediate aftermath of the 2020 presidential vote and that are still active, 81 percent have continued to spread false claims about the election, including about the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, a NewsGuard analysis has found.  The problem is global. NewsGuard also found that half of the European websites that it identified as spreading election misinformation last year and that are active still share U.S.-focused misinformation with their audiences. In its 2020 Election Misinformation Tracking Center, NewsGuard identified 159 sites that between Election Day (Nov. 3, 2020) and Inauguration Day (Jan. 20, 2021) spread false claims about the election.  Now, more than a year after the 2020 election, and as the nation approaches the anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack, a NewsGuard analysis has found that the vast majority of the sites spreading election misinformation a year ago have continued to promote the narrative that the election was not legitimate, while defending, downplaying, or redirecting blame for the riot…”

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