With the US presidential election weeks away, in the midst of a global pandemic, detecting disinformation threats and educating voters about foreign and domestic attempts to influence and manipulate them is critical. Alethea will conduct a series of public investigations into the disinformation campaigns surrounding the November election and disseminate the findings. Every voter should be aware of the false narratives and fake news.
Our first report, featured in The Washington Post, details a coordinated network of 178 websites, at least half of which are part of a datamining operation using self-described right-wing political websites. The data, including email addresses, are then sold to third parties and used to push out targeted, false content with the intent to influence the public.
Download the full report here.