CNN public editor: how CNN amplifies social media misinformation

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IT’S WORTH LOOKING AGAIN AT TWITTER’S EXPLANATION for closing Donald Trump’s account. “After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account,” the company said in a statement on January 8, “and the context around them—specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter—we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.” (The emphasis is mine.)

As journalists, many of us focused on the headline—Twitter bans Trump. We failed to understand that our obsession with those same tweets, or “how they…

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