With the US presidential election occurring 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. Every voter should be aware of the false narratives and fake news.
While the US Government may be briefing elected and government decision-makers on disinformation, the majority of that information is classified and will not see the light of day. Yet in democratic elections, every voter is a decision maker, which is why Alethea, in partnership with the Global Disinformation Index will use public and open source information to inform voters of the networks seeking to undermine them. The public deserves truth; we are here to protect it.
Our fifth report analyzed English-language state media outlets in Iran, China, and Russia for references to the U.S. election to analyze overt influence attempts.
Your can view the full analysis here.