Social media amplifies conspiracies ahead of 2020 presidential election

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Social media amplified conspiracy theories and far-right groups during the first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden. CNET senior producer Dan Patterson joins CBSN to discuss the impact it could have on the upcoming election.

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US Presidential Election 2020: Democrat Joe Biden and US President Donald Trump lock horns|Oneindia
35 days before the most tense US election in the recent history, US President Donald Trump and Democrat nominee Joe Biden locked horns on first of three presidential television debates moderated by Chris Wallace of Fox News. There was no handshake as the two men took the stage due to Covid-19 restrictions. President Trump got through the entirety of the first general election debate without telling the American people what he would do in a second term. The 90-minute debate saw tense clashes between both candidates on key subjects like the coronavirus pandemic, race tensions, climate change and the economy. #USPolls2020 #DoanldTrump #JoeBiden

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