Facebook failed to warn Georgia voters about misinformation, activists say

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Facebook is still grappling with political misinformation after election day.


Angela Lang/CNET

Facebook has been using labels to warn users about posts that contain misinformation, but a global activist group says false claims are still slipping through the cracks ahead of runoff elections in Georgia that will decide which party controls the US Senate.

Avaaz, a global activist group, said Friday it examined 204 Facebook posts in English and Spanish that contained 12 false Georgia election-related claims debunked by fact checkers. As of Nov 20, about 60% of these posts didn’t have a label that warned users the post contained false information. Some of the posts weren’t labeled at all and others had a different label that directed Facebook users to an online hub with election information.

The analysis raises questions about whether

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Advanced computer model locks in picks for Army vs. Georgia Southern, Week 12, 2020

The Army West Point Black Knights will take on the Georgia Southern Eagles at noon ET on Saturday at Blaik Field at Michie Stadium. The game will be played on CBS Sports Network and the Black Knights are 6-2 overall and 5-0 at home while Georgia Southern is 6-2 overall and 1-2 on the road. The Black Knights are favored by 4 points in the latest Army vs. Georgia Southern odds from William Hill Sportsbook and the Over-Under is set at 40. Before you make any Georgia Southern vs. Army picks, you’ll want to see the college football predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of almost $3,900 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It is a sizzling 39-21

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