Disinfo: CNN and Fox news are pro-Biden and lie all the time, their watchers cannot vote knowingly

Summary

Fox News is very, very criticised by a lot of people here (US) precisely because on election night it attributed Arizona to Joe Biden when only 70% of the ballots had been counted in Arizona. There are demonstrations against Fox News denouncing them as well as CNN. CNN is no longer a news channel worthy of the name. There are lies all the time, it’s a big deal. For democracy to work, people must be able to vote knowingly. There are news channels that no longer practice information. There is no longer any possibility for those who watch these channels to vote knowingly.

Disproof

Message aims at undermining the confidence in US news channels and CNN in particular during the US 2020 Presidential elections.

News Guard rates Fox News as 69.5/100 (This website generally maintains basic standards of credibility and transparency -with significant exceptions) and CNN 87.5/100 (This website mostly adheres to basic standards of credibility and transparency).

In the last US presidential elections votes have been counted and winners declared unofficially by the Associated Press (AP), and not by individual outlets, such as Fox News or CNN. AP has this role for over 170 years. The official results will follow in December.

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  • Reported in: Issue 219
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/11/2020
  • Outlet language(s) French
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: US
  • Keywords: Mainstream media, CNN, Joe Biden
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Disproof

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Disproof

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Disproof

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