Stories tagged: "misinformation"

Election Bureau Director Albert L. Gricoski, left, opens provisional ballots alongside election bureau staff Christine Marmas, right, while poll watchers observe from behind at the Schuylkill County Election Bureau in Pottsville, Pa. on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. (The Republican-Herald Photo via AP/Lindsey Shuey)
‘A Critical Juncture’: How Many More Threats and Baseless Claims of Fraud Can Election Officials Take?

A new survey finds that the current political climate is taking a toll on election officials in the US.

A group of volunteers from Ithaca, N.Y., hand out free cookies to voters in Scranton, Pa., on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. A single voting machine jammed for just minutes Tuesday morning at a precinct in Scranton, Joe Biden’s hometown, but misleading posts on Facebook and Twitter claimed multiple machines there were down for hours. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Despite a Wave of Misinformation, Voting in PA Actually Worked Pretty Well

Pennsylvania emerged as a hot spot for online misinformation on Election Day. Facebook and Twitter scrambled to take down false posts about polling locations.

The onslaught of information Michiganders consume each day can be overwhelming. Therapist Erica Carulli shares her tips for letting go and staying calm.
Keeping It Together: A Guide To Not Losing It During This Crazy Election

Therapist Erica Carulli gives her self-care tips for navigating a monumental election full of (mis)information.

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on his way to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on September 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Trump is traveling to Minnesota for a fundraising event and a campaign rally. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Study Finds Trump Is the Leading Source of COVID-19 Misinformation

Thirty-eight percent of the over 1 million articles with coronavirus misinformation featured the president.

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How States Are Fighting Coronavirus Rumors and Lies Spread by Trump

"Misinformation is out there. You can’t take everything at face value."