Five Steps To Avoid Election Misinformation

from News Literacy Project

Nothing is more fundamental to democracy than information. It’s what we use to understand which issues are most important, and to assess which policies and political candidates are best suited to address those concerns.

A democracy thrives when its citizens are informed and can wither when they are misled and deceived — especially in an election year, when political messaging appears nonstop in our social-media feeds and foreign agents amp up their campaigns to divide and polarize us.

As the 2020 presidential campaign heats up, here are five ways that you can protect yourself from being misled by political misinformation.

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