Tell Media Executives: Get Election Coverage Right
Trump has spent his entire presidency undermining voters’ confidence in this election and sowing doubt about the results. And as he began asserting that he was the winner on social media, he is behaving exactly as expected.
This election is unlike any other we’ve experienced. We’re living in a global pandemic, much-needed racial-justice uprisings are taking place around the country, misinformation and disinformation abound on social media and powerful actors have deliberately sought to undermine trust in the media and the election process, even refusing to commit to a peaceful transfer of power.
We’re calling on the heads of the cable and broadcast-news outlets — as well as the Associated Press — to rise to this moment by prioritizing coverage that gets it right, not just first.
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