Election 2022: Be informed, not misled

Hear from the experts: How to avoid election misinformation

Know your source

Bret Schafer, a senior fellow with the Alliance for Securing Democracy, says one way to defend yourself from misinformation is to refer to reliable sources. Using a source you know is reliable is more important than trying to figure out the veracity of every single piece of content, he said.

Misinformation that affects communities of color

Atiba Ellis, a professor at the Marquette University Law School, tells us about the common types of disinformation that affect communities of color.

Tenga cuidado con los vídeos en inglés que son subtitulados en español

Tamoa Calzadilla, managing editor de Factchequeado.com, nos dice que los vídeos en inglés que son subtitulados en español son peligrosos para una audiencia latina. Es una de las formas más comunes de engañarlos.

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Misinformation surrounding our electoral processes has created an existential threat to our democracy. For any number of reasons — be it evidence-free allegations of voter fraud and confusion about mail-in ballots, or election meddling by foreign actors and misleading advertisements — too many of us have doubts about the outcome of legitimate elections. That’s why we created this page.

News literacy plays a crucial role in preparing us to be well-informed voters. Becoming news-literate helps us develop the skills needed to recognize false information about elections, candidates and issues. And it empowers us to find authoritative and trustworthy sources so we all can become equal and engaged participants in our most vital and basic democratic process. News literacy is nonpartisan and never tells you who or what to vote for. It simply prepares you to make your own well-informed decisions about the day’s issues — and during election season, before you mark your ballot.

We’re proud to offer these resources that will help all registered voters protect their right to make their voices count!

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Making sense of election data

Data, in the form of statistics, graphics, numerical comparisons and more, can help us better assess and understand the world around us. Data is often the foundation for research studies, news articles, social media posts and the stories people write and tell to make an argument or prove a point. It’s essential that we are able to accurately judge the data we encounter, especially before heading to the polls. We addressed these questions and more in our 2020 election series “Making sense of data,” presented by our partner SAS, a pioneer in the data management and analytics field.

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Spot a fake

As the election approaches, we need to be on the lookout for fraudulent content masquerading as the real deal.

Salga de su burbuja

Con las elecciones del 8 de noviembre en el horizonte, todos debemos examinar críticamente la información que leemos y compartimos.

Don't be fooled

There are people, organizations and governments trying to trip us up, manipulate our vote or keep us from voting altogether.

What can I do now?

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Democracy in peril

Listen to the first season of our podcast from 2020 that explored whether democracy can survive the rise of misinformation. Featuring: Kara Swisher, Maria Ressa, Enrique Acevedo, Joan Donovan, Brendan Nyhan, Jane Lytvenenko, and more.