The Morning Dispatch: Facebook, Twitter Grapple With Campaign Disinformation

Happy Friday! No TMD on Monday—try to tune out for a bit and enjoy your long weekend. We promise to get you caught up on the latest come Tuesday morning.

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • The United States confirmed 36,105 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, with 4.9 percent of the 734,181 tests reported coming back positive. An additional 1,081 deaths were attributed to the virus on Thursday, bringing the pandemic’s American death toll to 186,785.

  • The stock market had its worst day since June on Thursday, with declines in the share prices of blue-chip tech stocks causing indexes to plummet.

  • President Trump doubled down on his Wednesday suggestion that Americans should try to vote in multiple formats for the same election yesterday, tweeting that supporters should both mail in ballots and attempt to vote in person in order to test the election system and ensure their vote is counted. Such double voting, as many state election officials pointed out, would be a felony. 

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