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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks with reporters after participating in a video teleconference call with members of the military on Nov. 26, 2020, at the White House in Washington. He reiterated his baseless claims during the news conference that the Nov. 3 election was ‘rigged.’ (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump’s lies about the election show how disinformation erodes democracy

If citizens disbelieve the institutions that count ballots and the organizations that accurately report on those results, it will be impossible to agree on what a legitimate election looks like.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Southeast Asian governments not only have to deal with the virus but also with the false information surrounding it.

Three fact-checking challenges in Southeast Asia

With a limited number of fact-checkers in Southeast Asia, fact-checking content becomes a challenging task to complete.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets US President Donald Trump at the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly. Stefan Rousseau/PA Archive/PA Images

Donald Trump, Boris Johnson and the dangers of excessive positivity

'Prozac leaders' believe their own rhetoric that "everything is going well". But this wishful thinking can quickly contaminate organisations, and has been disastrous during the pandemic.

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