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Did you hear that thing about mail-in ballots this morning? Have you heard the news about voter fraud? The U.S. 2020 Elections are happening as we speak. Both misinformation and truthful information about voting can spread like wildfire, and it can be hard to tell the difference. [Here are some tips.]
Voting and election misinformation can do real damage by disenfranchising people and suppressing votes. It shouldn’t be up to you to identify misinformation, but sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube haven’t figured out how to get a handle on it. If you see something false, you can help by reporting it. Here’s how to do it on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. For more platforms, including TikTok and LinkedIn, visit this link.
(Note, this option is only available for people located in relevant countries and locations in advance of major events.)