Why Facebook and Twitter Are in a ‘Better Spot’ Heading Into 2020 Election | PRO Insight

Social platforms are “obsessed with preventing a rerun” of 2016, Big Technology’s Alex Kantrowitz says

With Election Day less than two weeks away, it seemed like an ideal time to talk to Alex Kantrowitz, publisher of the Big Technology newsletter, about how Facebook and Twitter are approaching Nov. 3 — and whether the social media giants are doing a better job of keeping foreign trolls off their massive platforms than they did in 2016.

The topic was one of several we discussed during TheWrap’s first “Tech Talk” conversation, which WrapPro will be hosting each month. Other topics include Alex’s personal experience dealing with Russian trolls, as well as a conversation about the decision by Twitter and Facebook to block the New York Post’s recent Hunter Biden report.

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Sean Burch

Sean Burch

Tech reporter • sean.burch@thewrap.com • @seanb44 

Alex Kantrowitz

Alex Kantrowitz is the author of Always Day One, a new book about the tech giants’ work culture. He writes about Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft in his weekly newsletter, Big Technology.