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Election disinformation fueled midterm conspiracies, but far behind 2020 levels, experts found

by Suzanne Smalley

Researchers found more than 40,000 tweets about tabulators in Maricopa County, Arizona, but disinformation didn't reach levels seen in 2020.

2020 redux: Trump and allies push another round of election fraud claims

by Elias Groll, Suzanne Smalley

Former President Trump and his allies made spurious claims that lay the groundwork for arguing the midterm elections were rigged.

Online disinformation fuels violent threats against poll workers

by Suzanne Smalley

Election deniers are increasingly being radicalized on alternative sites which lack content moderation, experts say. They believe the disinformation could pose a physical security threat to election workers.

The disinformation threat facing US midterms extends beyond Election Day

by Elias Groll, Suzanne Smalley, AJ Vicens, Benjamin Freed

Experts and national security officials worry that lies and conspiracies about voting could cause voters to reject outcomes or spark violence.

Amid election conspiracy theories, CISA says there's no credible threat to voting equipment

by Christian Vasquez

CISA Director Jen Easterly said the administration is "concerned" about foreign influence during the upcoming elections.

Chinese influence operation seeks to sow political discord, 'aggressively' targets U.S. midterms

by AJ Vicens

China has increased its aggressive actions and rhetoric around politics, other divisive issues, researchers say.

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