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Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro greets supporters from a window at the Liberal Party headquarters in Brasília on Thursday after arriving back in Brazil on a commercial flight from Orlando, Fla. Evaristo Sa/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Former President Bolsonaro returns to Brazil after three months in Florida

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testifies remotely during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing about how social media companies handled election misinformation. Hannah McKay-Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Facebook And Twitter Defend Election Policies To Skeptical Senators

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Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo has been urging followers of her Twitter feed to join her on the social media app Parler. Brandon Wade/AP hide caption

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Conservatives Flock To Mercer-Funded Parler, Claim Censorship On Facebook And Twitter

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Twitter hid some tweets, including many from President Donald Trump, behind labels warning users they contained disputed or misleading information about the election. Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A State Department report on Russian online operations to promote conspiracy theories and misinformation. Some analysts also warn of "perception hacks," when relatively small-scale hacks are uncovered and then widely discussed by government officials, news organizations and on social media. Jon Elswick/AP hide caption

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So far, few deepfakes have been used this political season. It's not because they aren't a potential threat, but because simpler deceptive tactics are still effective at spreading misinformation. amtitus/Digital Vision Vectors/Getty Images hide caption

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Where Are The Deepfakes In This Presidential Election?

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Google says it will no longer allow some autocomplete suggestions related to political candidates and the election, such as search predictions that could be viewed as making claims about the "the integrity or legitimacy of electoral processes." Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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