Alternative social media platforms fuel polarization, conspiracies

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As social media giants begin cracking down on disinformation and misinformation, rival sites are popping up, where no such restrictions or warnings exist. Jackson Proskow takes a look at how conservatives are flocking to new sites like Parler where many falsehoods and outright lies go unchallenged by the platform itself. MORE: For more info, please go to Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: Like Global News on Facebook HERE: Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: #Parler #GlobalNews #Trump

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