disinformation

Election disinformation fight offers lessons for pandemic, NGA says

by • 3 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 • 5 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 • 6 months 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 • 8 months 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 • 12 months 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 • 12 months ago

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

Combatting election disinformation is 'whack-a-mole,' says New Mexico official

by • 1 year ago

"The misinformation and disinformation out there is ramping up to a crazy level," New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver said during an online conference.

Right-wing scammers indicted over robocall spreading disinformation about voting by mail

by • 1 year ago

Two bumbling GOP scammers face charges over a robocall that discouraged people in Detroit and other cities from voting.

Election misinformation abounds, but states are pushing back

by • 1 year ago

Spammy text messages, careless mailing campaigns and confusion surrounding vote-by-mail are just a few of the things secretaries of state are trying to educate the public about before Nov. 3.

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