— an special election day collection of reporting and research on disinformation —
Others Websites for Reliable Election News and Info
- U.S. Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Agency’s “Rumor Control”
- Propublica’s Electionland, a “collaborative journalism project that will cover voting access, cybersecurity, misinformation and election integrity in the 2020 elections.”
- Election Integrity Partnership, a cooperative venture of Stanford Internet Observatory, Graphika, Atlantic Council’s DFRLab, and the University of Washington’s Center for an Informed Public
It starts with believing in, and then protecting, our electoral system.
By Laura Rosenberger
Ms. Rosenberger is the director of the Alliance for Securing Democracy.
Nov. 2, 2020
Americans have heard a lot about threats to the 2020 election. But one of the greatest threats may be a loss of faith in our electoral system itself . . . .
Building on a 2018 effort, Cyber Command sent teams to Europe, the Middle East and Asia to learn more about how adversaries could threaten the election this year.
By Julian E. Barnes
Nov. 2, 2020
FORT MEADE, Md. — The United States Cyber Command expanded its overseas operations aimed at finding foreign hacking groups before the election on Tuesday, an effort to identify not only Russian tactics but also those of China and Iran, military officials said.
By Greg Myre
November 1, 2020 – 8:41 AM ET
A Russian group acquired U.S. voter data in at least a couple of states. The Iranians reportedly did the same. President Trump’s campaign website was briefly defaced.
As expected, this election season has brought a series of computer breaches and disinformation efforts coming from other countries. So how do we sort out the serious threats from mere cyber mischief?
Russian groups may well sow chaos and doubt about the integrity of the election results.
By Josh Rudolph
1:30 AM on Oct 31, 2020 CDT
A Soviet adage suggests Westerners play chess proficiently through the opening and middlegame, only to be overtaken by a surprisingly offensive Soviet endgame. In the days ahead, Russia might stage a come-from-behind endgame attack in the aftermath of the U.S. election, promoting division and doubt in our democracy by contributing to a false narrative that the contest was “rigged” . . . .
Treating it as a partisan problem undersells its true dangers.
By Nina Jankowicz
Nina Jankowicz is the disinformation fellow at the Wilson Center and the author of “How to Lose the Information War: Russia, Fake News and the Future of Conflict.”
Oct. 28, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. EDT
Disinformation’s skeptics and defenders always have the same shtick.
In 2017, I interviewed a man who spent months spreading falsehoods about Ukraine. “Fake news might be a new term,” he told me, “but it has been there all the time, throughout history” . . . .