California's new bot is fighting COVID-19 misinformation on WhatsApp

by • 3 weeks ago

California health officials are fighting COVID-19 misinformation with a new Spanish-speaking chatbot on the WhatsApp messaging platform.

New Jersey jumps into disinformation fight

by • 1 month ago

"It's a fact of life" that the state government needs to counter disinformation, New Jersey Homeland Security Director Laurie Doran said.

Maricopa County, Ariz., finds partisan ballot review was incorrect, misleading

by • 4 months ago

County officials issued a lengthy rebuttal to the partisan review of 2.1 million ballots demanded by supporters of former President Trump.

Election disinformation fight offers lessons for pandemic, NGA says

by • 10 months ago

States should respond to falsehoods about vaccines by looking to how election officials countered lies about the 2020 vote, NGA suggests.

Election disinformation was a 'game changer,' Maricopa County, Ariz., CISO says

by • 12 months ago

Lester Godsey, CISO for the nation's fourth-largest county, told an RSA Conference panel that government cybersecurity teams need to make countering disinformation a core service.

Secretaries of state ask DHS to expand anti-disinformation fight

by • 1 year ago

Eleven bipartisan state election chiefs want the agency to build on the Rumor Control website that knocked down false claims about the voting process last year.

Despite 2020 successes, election officials' disinformation fight continues

by • 1 year ago

Last year's election may have been the "best administered," but officials are still seeking to stem the flood of disinformation that caused so much unrest.

Alleged anti-vote-by-mail robocall scammers charged again in Ohio

by • 2 years ago

Right-wing scammers Jack Burkman and Jacob Wohl were previously charged in Michigan for allegedly placing a robocall discouraging minority voters from casting mail-in ballots.

North Carolina AG calls Trump leading source of election misinformation

by • 2 years ago

North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein called the president's recent suggestion that his supporters vote twice a key example of misleading voters.