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300,000 tweets flagged over election disinformation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The CEO of Twitter says the service flagged some 300,000 tweets as part of efforts to combat disinformation in the period around the 2020 election between President Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg are testifying Tuesday at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing called to question their companies’ actions around the closely contested election.

The senators are deeply divided by party over the integrity and results of the election itself. Prominent Republican senators including committee Chairman Lindsey Graham of South Carolina have refused to knock down Trump’s unfounded claims of voting irregularities and fraud in Biden’s victory.

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