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    Reporting government reactions to claims of electoral fraud can help maintain public trust in the media.

Reporting government reactions to claims of electoral fraud can help maintain public trust in the media.

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The 2020 US Presidential election campaigns have raised questions about the media and its credibility among US citizens. While many view the media as an important part of democracy, there is also an awareness of its role in furthering political divisions. Brian Calfano, Richard Harknett, Gregory Winger and Jelena Vicic examine the crucial relationship between the government and the […]

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    Electoral officials can do little to combat information which undermines elections

Electoral officials can do little to combat information which undermines elections

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As the 2020 presidential election approaches, there is growing concern over disinformation about the electoral process which may work to undermine the legitimacy of the election’s outcome. In new research, Brian Calfano, Richard Harknett, Gregory Winger, and Jelena Vicic surveyed nearly 9,000 Americans to determine the effect of messaging from Secretaries of State to counter disinformation. They find that […]

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