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Misinformation and False Information

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The 2020 elections withstood an unprecedented onslaught of efforts to confuse voters – about the election process, their rights, and the issues at stake. These efforts – be they foreign, domestic, partisan, or simply malicious – are designed to sow mistrust in our elections process and are antithetical to a healthy democracy.

Fighting back against them is critical to ensuring our elections are a secure and accurate reflection of the will of the people.

  • Voters must be vigilant against any and all attempts to “hack” their minds with scare tactics and other attempts to lessen their faith or confidence in our elections. They must proactively seek out reliable sources of information and encourage productive dialogue.
     
  • Election officials must be positioned to detect misinformation and to quickly provide correct, accurate information in real time and across all media. This requires cooperation and advance planning between state and local public officials and non-government entities.
Voters must be vigilant against any and all attempts to “hack” their minds with scare tactics and other attempts to lessen their faith or confidence in our elections. They must proactively seek out reliable sources of information and encourage productive dialogue.
Fact Checks

Election officials must be positioned to detect misinformation and to quickly provide correct, accurate information in real time and across all media. This requires cooperation and advance planning between state and local public officials and non-government entities. 

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