Census Bureau wary of 2016-style interference

Erika Beras Mar 29, 2019
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Census Bureau wary of 2016-style interference

Erika Beras Mar 29, 2019
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The U.S. government is worried the same kind of interference that made its way into the 2016 presidential campaign could affect the 2020 census. As a result, the Census Bureau is asking for help from technology and social media giants like Google, Facebook and Twitter to fight any misinformation campaigns that might target the once-a-decade survey.

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