Election Day is prime time for conspiracy theories and unsubstantiated claims on social media

Firsthand accounts about confusing ballots, rigged voting machines, voter intimidation and poll worker collusion are amplified by influencers with large followings

More than 1 in 10 recent Twitter posts about the midterm elections mentioned election fraud

Tweets promoting false election fraud claims including unfounded claims that the 2020 presidential election was stolen did not contain warnings about election misinformation

Advance Democracy also identified posts on other social media platforms that predicted fraud in the midterm elections and promoted violence.

One in 30 Facebook posts about the midterm elections mentioned election fraud. 

Election Integrity Partnership told to media that There will be many more rumors about Election Day will surface in the weeks after the election

Facebook says it has similar policies and safeguards in place that it had in 2020, with hundreds of people on more than 40 teams working on the midterms to prevent voter interference and connect people with reliable information.

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