Researchers warn that disinformation has played an integral part in the midterm season. However, the biggest increase may come after Election Day as far-right candidates exploit delays in voter counting and misinformation to cast doubts on the results.
According to the, the escalation may be focused on a few key races. There, delays in calling a winner or refusal to waive could lead to lawsuits and legislative inquiries. new reportBy Election Integrity PartnershipA coalition of researchers in online information.
Researchers have warned that election deniers may be running tight races where it can sometimes take days to determine the winner. This could increase misinformation and allow for new theories to gain momentum.
Researchers raised concerns this year about the use of vote-counting sites. A large number of revolutionariesThey are eligible to be registered as pollsters observers in countries that are competitive. They can be poll observers, but they are not required to. You face many legal restrictionsThe researchers warned that revolutionaries seeking voter fraud might claim to have been stopped from detecting it during their activities. This could lead to confrontations that could spread on the Internet.
The warnings increase the urgency for social media companies and internet portals that have worked to address misinformation on websites. This adds pressure to keep things confidential. Electoral politicsIt focuses on reducing misinformation.
The Center for American Progress is a liberal think-tank. In last week’s report that election-related misinformation tends to “not only persist, but change and get worse in the post-election environment” – a warning largely ignored by social media companies in 2020.
Adam Conner (Vice President of Technology Policy at American Progress), said, “Most people let their guards down after we voted.” He also added, “It’s important that we are aware, and not necessarily trust, everything that we hear in days and weeks following the election.”
These warnings also complicate Twitter’s decisions, which are now owned by Elon Musk (the world’s richest man, CEO of Tesla). Twitter announced that it will expand its blue check system, which is used to verify the legitimacy of high-profile accounts, to anyone who pays $8 per month for its subscription. The decision raised concerns among monitors of disinformation — and Many Twitter employeesIt can spread election lies.
Company delayAccording to an internal publication that was seen by The New York Times, two people familiar with it, the whole program can be implemented even after midterm.
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