August 25, 2020

Republican convention opening sees stream of inaccurate claims

Washington (AFP) – The 2020 US election race is rife with concerns about disinformation, and the first session of the Republican National Convention on Monday did nothing to dispel them.Several speakers made false or misleading claims on topics ranging from the US economy, President Donald Trump’s first term promises, and the potential for fraud if there is heavy reliance on voting by mail.The Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic — considered its biggest weakness going into the election — was at the forefront of questionable claims being made in an attempt to persuade …


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