Misinformation vs. Disinformation: A Guide to the 2022 Midterms — ProPublica

Lies about voter fraud and election integrity continue to spread, even though voter fraud is extremely rare. Conspiracy theories about rigged voting machines, fraudulent votes, stuffed ballot boxes and more have led to confused voters inundating election officials with misinformed questions, according to a New York Times review of 2022 misinformation trends and consequences. These lies are thriving on platforms like TikTok, and the Brookings Institution reports that increasingly sophisticated misinformation and disinformation campaigns on social media platforms can suppress voting rights. A House Committee on Oversight and Reform report this year said that election officials are working hard to address misinformation and disinformation but need more resources and funding to do so effectively.
Distortions about actual policy positions of candidates and parties spread, too. This is a tale as old as
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Check your facts and your biases. This election is important. Vote for Democracy and vote Big Business out of office.


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