Trump Forces Twitter's Hand; As TV information reported concerning the election: First issues first Wednesday
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President Donald Trump declared victory overnight, which social media platforms and news agencies immediately identified as problematic as millions of mail-in votes in major delivery states had not yet been counted. As of this morning, five key states – Georgia, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin – have not yet submitted enough votes for their races, and they will ultimately decide the election. Trump's tweet claiming without evidence that Democrats were trying to "steal the election" received a warning from Twitter "for making a potentially misleading claim about an election". In a similar post from Trump, Facebook added the context that mail-in ballots still needed to be counted.
Continue reading: How the platforms deal with Trump's demands.
Connected: TV news anchor denied Trump's false claim that he won the election. Fox News' Chris Wallace said, “This is an extremely flammable situation. The President just threw a match in it. He didn't win these states. " You can find more reactions here.
Throughout the evening, TVNewser's senior editor A.J. Katz followed the reporting of the election results on network television and noted the developments in real time. Here are just a few highlights and snack bars:
- "Florida, Florida, Florida," said CNN's John King. The battlefield state of Florida was the hottest topic in the early evening.
- From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET, Fox News has been by far the most aggressive news agency at projecting winners.
- All of the networks had virtual graphics, including CBS News, which historically has been more reluctant but brought in former CNN production manager David Bohrman for this year's coverage.
- Calm, the meditation app, sponsored CNN's election coverage. The marketing move caught many Twitter users who noticed its cleverness.
Check out the three part live blog: Part 1 | Part 2 | part 3
Connected: Election night has been dubbed the Fox News Channel's "Super Bowl". The race coverage is a cash cow for Fox Corp., which saw quarterly profits exceed pre-Covid levels with nearly $ 100 million in revenue from political advertising alone.
By creating a dedicated space for politics, publishers such as Axios, Politico and The Guardian have built their identities as credible and recognizable news sources. This coverage included traditional journalism as well as podcasts, newsletters, and more to meet business goals such as new advertising opportunities and reduce the spread of misinformation.
One-stop shops: Find out how five publishers developed their policy-driven platforms.
Portland Trail Blazers star CJ McCollum was known for his keen reporting instincts when he graduated from Lehigh University as a journalist. Now he's bringing those skills to his new show ReMaking America on PlayersTV. In the first episode, NBA colleagues Tobias Harris from the Philadelphia 76ers and Donovan Mitchell from Utah Jazz and guest Kamala Harris joined in, all of whom discussed voting, police brutality and investing in underserved communities.
Get to the bottom of the matter: McCollum has an embassy for Central America, where he grew up.