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A pile of mailboxes: Tracking the spread of misinformation in Wisconsin

By Naomi Kowles and Howard Hardee News 3 Now and Wisconsin Watch A self-described media junkie and active voter who’s passionate about liberal political causes, Keith Klein of Menomonee Falls recently started using Twitter heavily. In spite of himself, he occasionally succumbs to what he calls “Twitter rage.” “I understand I’m creating my own bubble […]

Posted inCORONAVIRUSGovernmentLocal news

As COVID-19 spreads, so do conspiracy theories. A Wisconsin professor teaches ways to confront them.

Ajay Sethi, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and director of its Master of Public Health program, studies the spread of infectious diseases such as HIV and measles. He also studies the spread of public health conspiracies, which can quickly unravel the progress achieved by researchers. Conspiracies in Public Health, a popular course taught […]

Posted inElectionsGovernmentLocal news

Wisconsin set to hold more elections during coronavirus pandemic, as clerks scramble to ensure safety

By Chelsea Hylton, Francisco Velazquez and Dee J. Hall,Wisconsin Watch Tamia Fowlkes of Milwaukee was among thousands of voters in Wisconsin who reluctantly went to the polls on April 7. Fowlkes had voted absentee — like more than a million other voters in the state — but then helped her grandfather cast his ballot in […]

Posted inCORONAVIRUSGovernmentLocal news

Flouting stay-at-home order and social distancing, anti-lockdown protesters descend on Wisconsin Capitol

An estimated 1,500 protesters, most of them not wearing face masks and many carrying American flags, gathered at the Wisconsin State Capitol on Friday demanding an end to the wide-ranging shutdown of normal life and business in Wisconsin aimed at curbing the coronavirus pandemic. A parade of vehicles clogged the Capitol Square, honking at the […]