📵 With foreign actors, online trolls, and partisan activists spreading false info online and social media companies scaling back their efforts to protect the people, fighting disinformation has never been more important. That’s why Common Cause released its newest disinfo report.
The report — “Under the Microscope: Election Disinformation in 2022 and What We Learned for 2024” — examines the disinfo tactics used during the midterms, what we learned, and how to prepare for the upcoming 2024 races. The 2022 midterm cycle saw disinfo spreaders target Black and Latino voters, utilize AI content under false pretenses, and team up with social media “influencers” who used voter suppression language to raise vast amounts of money.
This upcoming cycle will show some of the same tactics, but there are ways we can prevent disinformation from spreading. Learn how to stop your grandparents from spreading disinfo on Facebook, and sign up to become an Election Protection volunteer.