David Klepper, The Associated Press

David Klepper

The Associated Press

Providence, RI, United States

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Recent articles by David:

Trump seeds race animus with COVID falsehood, AP fact check finds

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump falsely declared in a weekend rally that public health authorities are denying the COVID-19 vaccine to white people because of their race. The former president seeded racial resentments in remarks that twisted the facts on public-health policy and exaggerated the effects of racially conscious antiviral treatment guidelines in New York. From his speech Saturday… → Read More

FACT CHECK: Trump sticks to election falsehoods on Jan. 6

Former President Donald Trump and his allies on Thursday clung to false claims about the 2020 election and the Jan. 6 Capitol riot as the nation marked the one-year anniversary of the violent insurrection. → Read More

Trump sticks to election falsehoods on Jan. 6, AP fact check finds

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Thursday clung to his false claims that the 2020 election was stolen as the nation marked the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. Reacting to President Joe Biden, who blamed him for the deadly event, Trump issued a statement repeating his assertions that the voting was rigged. Those claims have been thoroughly debunked. → Read More

Far-right using COVID-19 theories to grow reach, study shows

The mugshot-style photos are posted on online message boards in black and white and look a little like old-fashioned “wanted” posters. → Read More

Far-right using COVID-19 theories to grow reach, study shows

PARIS (AP) — The mugshot-style photos are posted on online message boards in black and white and look a little like old-fashioned “wanted” posters. “The Jews own COVID just like all of Hollywood,” the accompanying text says. → Read More

Report: 'Whole of society' effort must fight misinformation

Misinformation is jeopardizing efforts to solve some of humanity's greatest challenges, be it climate change, COVID-19 or political polarization, according to a new report from the Aspen Institute that's backed by prominent voices in media and cybersecurity. → Read More

Report: 'Whole of society' effort must fight misinformation

Misinformation is jeopardizing efforts to solve some of humanity's greatest challenges, be it climate change, COVID-19 or political polarization, according to a new report from the Aspen Institute that's backed by prominent voices in media and cybersecurity. → Read More

Facebook Papers: Company froze as anti-vaccine comments swarmed users

As false claims about vaccine safety threatened to undermine COVID-19 response, documents reveal that Facebook took a full month to implement changes. → Read More

Facebook froze as anti-vaccine comments swarmed users

In March, as claims about the dangers and ineffectiveness of coronavirus vaccines spun across social media and undermined attempts to stop the spread of the virus, some Facebook employees thought they had found a way to help. → Read More

Facebook froze as anti-vaccine comments swarmed users

WASHINGTON (AP) — In March, as claims about the dangers and ineffectiveness of coronavirus vaccines spun across social media and undermined attempts to stop the spread of the virus, some Facebook employees thought they had found a way to help. → Read More

Facebook expands harassment policy to protect public figures

Facebook will expand its policies on harassment to remove more harmful content, the company said Wednesday in its latest change following congressional testimony from a whistleblower who faulted the social media giant for not doing enough to stop harmful content. → Read More

5 takeaways from Facebook whistleblower's testimony

Former Facebook data scientist Frances Haugen suggested two simple things Facebook could do to reduce the spread of misinformation and harmful content. → Read More

'The Big Delete:' Inside Facebook's crackdown in Germany

Days before Germany's federal elections, Facebook took what it called an unprecedented step: the removal of a series of accounts that worked together to spread COVID-19 misinformation and encourage violent responses to COVID restrictions. The crackdown, announced Sept. → Read More

‘The Big Delete’: Inside Facebook’s crackdown in Germany

Days before Germany's federal elections, Facebook took what it called an unprecedented step: the removal of a series of accounts that worked together to spread COVID-19 misinformation and encourage violent responses to COVID restrictions. → Read More

From election to COVID, 9/11 conspiracies cast a long shadow

Korey Rowe served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and returned to the U.S. in 2004 traumatized and disillusioned. His experiences overseas and nagging questions about Sept. 11, 2001 convinced him → Read More

Henri hurls rain as system settles atop swamped Northeast

Over 140,000 homes lost power, and deluges of rain closed bridges, swamped roads and left some people stranded in their vehicles. → Read More

Henri hurls rain as system settles atop swamped Northeast

The slow-rolling system named Henri is taking its time drenching the Northeast with rain, lingering early Monday atop a region made swampy by the storm’s relentless downpour. → Read More

Henri hurls rain as system settles atop swamped Northeast

The slow-rolling system named Henri is taking its time drenching the Northeast with rain, lingering early Monday atop a region made swampy by the storm’s relentless downpour. → Read More

Misinformation at public forums vexes school boards, big tech

During a meeting of the St. Louis County Council earlier this month, opponents of a possible mask mandate made so many misleading comments about masks, vaccines and COVID-19 that YouTube removed the video for violating its policies against false claims about the virus. → Read More

Misinformation at public forums vexes local boards, big tech

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — There are plenty of places to turn for accurate information about COVID-19. Your physician. Local health departments. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control. But not, perhaps, your local government's public comment session. → Read More