The spread of lies and conspiracy theories about elections poses a serious threat to our democracy. Anti-democracy actors are using lies to undermine faith in election results, discourage voting, justify regressive anti-voting laws, recruit an army of Election Deniers for election-related positions, and incite political violence.
Our work includes developing an early warning system for disruptive disinformation, preparing state and local officials to respond to dangerous narratives, advancing truthful information about elections, encouraging social media platforms to do more to stop the spread of lies, and pursuing accountability for those who use lies to undermine our democracy.
of adults are not confident that votes in the 2022 midterms will be counted as voters intended.Source: GW Politics Poll
of Americans have come across fake news on social media.Source: Statista