Misinformation's Limited Impact On The Midterms

After two years of planning around how to respond to conspiracy theories and misinformation during the 2022 midterm election, officials in Maricopa County quickly sprung into action to communicate with the public about a printing error that caused some ballots to be rejected by voting machines. Social media analysis found that claims of fraud related to the machine malfunction gained far less traction than conspiracy theories about fraud in Maricopa County during the 2020 election.

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