Fears rise over disinformation in California’s recall election

Conspiracy theorists who once spread baseless allegations and disinformation about the results of the 2020 elections have turned their attention to next week’s recall election targeting California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) in an effort watchdogs say is meant to further undermine faith in the nation’s electoral system.

But less than a year after technology giants came under pressure to monitor and squelch disinformation related to last year’s elections, groups dedicated to fighting conspiracy theories say the companies are letting bad actors run free.

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