In 2020, misinformation continues to spread unchecked. Microtargeting of political ads threatens our ability to have genuine conversations online, and contributes to ever polarized political beliefs. But it's not all doom and gloom. Here are some things you should know, and things you can do ahead of the 2020 election.
What You Should Know
How Transparent are the Ads You're Seeing?
Streaming platforms have become prime targets for political advertising campaigns in the 2020 U.S. elections, posing a huge challenge to election watchdogs. We investigated six popular ad-supported streaming services.
How to Avoid Misinformation
Misinformation and Disinformation continue to plague platforms like Facebook, Twitter and TikTok. We've launched Misinfo Monday to help you cut through the crap, and find the truth.
What are Platform's Policies?
The choices six major tech companies make will have a big impact on voters. We analyzed each company's approach.
Make Sure You're Registered To Vote
Check to make sure you're registered using the voter registration tool from Vote America. If you find out you're not registered, they'll help you sign up.
Facebook: Stop Group Recommendations
In the context of the elections, disinformation is spreading in Facebook Groups. What's worse, Facebook actively recommends new groups to users, unwittingly growing networks and audiences for this disinformation. Join us in calling on Facebook to stop Group recommendations.
Help fight misinformation. Twitter’s ‘trending topics’ feature is amplifying disinformation. Sign the petition telling Twitter to pause Trends until the US election results are certified.
Sadly, we know far too little about how misinformation spreads, including false and misleading election information. We know that some of it is disseminated through YouTube's algorithmic tools, but we don't know how. Help us learn more. While it won't help us curb misinformation before the 2020 election, your data donation can help us understand and prevent it in the future.