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“Our belief in free will is ultimately a reason so many of us back democracy in the first place. Denying it can arguably be more damaging than a few fake news posts lurking on social media.”
Compared to their counterparts in communities without an election, monthly web traffic to local newspaper websites does not increase as mayoral elections approach.
“I don’t want to build animosity between my neighbors because of information I can’t confirm.”
We found that Americans who see news coverage that shows generic “line” images at polling places are less likely to say they will vote in future elections.
How Spotlight PA, Injustice Watch, and The 19th are moving beyond horse-race reporting.
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A guide for journalists and news organizations assessing voting- and election-related rumors in the weeks leading up to the 2022 midterms.
News organizations can help prepare voters as they head to the polls.
Rather than hastily address issues in the months leading up to big events where we expected lots of reader traffic, we decided to take stock of our systems as a whole and enact longer term resilience measures.
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“If you’re going to shift narratives in this country, you need people to actually read what you’re doing.”