Online disinformation is a major threat to voters’ rights in 2020.
In 2016, voters had to wade through a flood of online disinformation. Sent anonymously or from fake profiles, partisan operatives and foreign intelligence invested millions in discouraging, confusing, or frustrating voters out of exercising their rights.
It ranges from the seemingly harmless -- a joke Tweet telling supporters of one party to vote on Wednesday instead of Tuesday -- to actively malicious -- targeting voters of color in a contested election to try and get them to stay home.
And unfortunately, even though we’re already seeing dangerous, anti-voter attacks on 2020 voters, sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Google aren’t doing nearly enough to stop the spread of disinformation on their platforms.
That means it’s up to us to watchdog for online disinformation, expose it, and get it taken down so it can’t remove voters.
We’re counting on ordinary, concerned folks like you to speak out when you see someone trying to suppress voters online. Use our secure, confidential tip line to help us build our case -- and identify the most dangerous disinfo before it gets to voters.
Together, we can stop online disinformation and help voters be heard.