'Veil of misinformation' chases election officials' 2020 successes

by • 1 month ago

The challenges created by misinformation and disinformation about voting processes continue to test election officials.

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

by • 4 months 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 • 4 months ago

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

No evidence SolarWinds hack touched election systems, acting CISA chief says

by • 2 years ago

Speaking to the National Association of Secretaries of State, Acting CISA Director Brandon Wales also addressed the agency's work to combat misinformation.

New software helps government fight COVID-19 vaccine misinformation

by • 2 years ago

New software from Granicus helps state and local agencies measure the efficacy of digital campaigns that encourage residents to take the COVID-19 vaccine.

Former CISA Director Krebs again defends election security efforts

by • 2 years ago

Chris Krebs told members of the Senate Homeland Security Committee that fanciful claims surrounding voting technology are "corrosive to the institutions that support elections."

Election tech vendor Smartmatic demands retractions from right-wing media over misinformation

by • 2 years ago

Smartmatic, which has been the subject of baseless conspiracies, said reports on Fox News and other channels have led to death threats against its employees.

Election misinformation abounds, but states are pushing back

by • 2 years 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.