Stories tagged: "disinformation"


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Post-Election Misinformation Targets Arizona

In Arizona, election officials cannot begin counting early ballots that were dropped off late until the polls close, guaranteeing delays.

Guadalupe residents sit outside a polling station, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Guadalupe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Republicans Are Spreading Election Disinformation in Maricopa County—Again

Republicans wasted no time Tuesday spreading false information about voting in Maricopa County. 

FILE - An iPhone displays the Facebook app in New Orleans. As voters get ready for hundreds of elections of local and national importance this year, officials and voting rights advocates are bracing for a repeat of the misinformation that overwhelmed the 2020 presidential election. This year, the voting advocacy group Common Cause hopes to rely on thousands of volunteers to identify misinformation floating around online and push for social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter to take down the most egregious falsehoods. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)
In Election Misinformation Fight ‘2020 Changed Everything’

As voters ready for elections of local and national importance this year, officials are bracing for a repeat of the misinformation that overwhelmed the 2020 elections.

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If Someone You Know Is Posting About ‘Plandemic,’ Share This Article With Them

The film has become by far the most widespread and dangerous source of coronavirus-related misinformation on the Internet to date.

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State Officials Assure Public Arizona Election Will Not Turn Out Like Iowa’s

While the Iowa caucuses were a mess, Arizona’s chief elections official said Democratic voters shouldn't worry because the state is prepared.