WATCH: Rutgers professor on online misinformation infecting political process

Election season has long been known for mudslinging and stretching the truth

The coronanvirus pandemic has highlighted the need and vulnerability of the public in finding reliable, accurate information critical to making safe and informed decisions. Election season has long been known for mudslinging and stretching the truth, but the advent of social media has brought that issue to new heights. From conspiracy theories, to misinformation, voters are being flooded with false facts.

Britt Paris, an assistant professor at Rutgers University, tracks misinformation campaigns which, she says, pose major threats to the political process. She speaks with Anchor Briana Vannozzi about the spread of misinformation.