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Fighting Election-Related Disinformation with the Election Integrity Partnership | Cyber Policy Center | Stanford University
As we observed in the United States in 2016, and in numerous other countries since, the spread of viral misleading content can diminish trust in the results of electoral contests, and in the integrity of democratic processes and leadership transitions overall. In the United States, over 10,000 individual jurisdictions are responsible for election administration and yet there is no centralized support to aid this front line in identifying and responding to emerging election-related disinformation.
With this in mind, the recently formed Election Integrity Partnership aims to support real-time information exchange between the research community, election officials, government agencies, civil society organizations, and social media platforms. The partnership’s focus will be on content intended to suppress voting, reduce participation, confuse voters as to election processes, or delegitimize election results without evidence.