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Politics

A divided nation asks: What’s holding our country together?

Elections are meant to resolve arguments. This one inflamed them. Weeks after the votes have been counted and the winners declared, many Americans remain angry, defiant and despairing. Millions now harbor new grievances borne of President Donald Trump’s baseless claims of election fraud. Many Democrats are saddened by results that revealed the opposition to be

Social Media

Social media disinformation tactics that attempted to deceive Arizonans in the 2020 elections

As Americans watch election results trickle in, voters have taken to social media to share their confusion and anxiety, and have often been met with lies and misinformation. The heightened spread of disinformation over social media can have negative consequences on America’s democracy, according to Scott Ruston, a research scientist with Arizona State University’s Knowledge

State

Maricopa official: Disinformation poses threat to election security

Election officials need to be as concerned about voting disinformation as they are about people tampering with ballots themselves, a Maricopa County official said Wednesday during a forum on securing the election. Michael Moore, information security officer for the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office, said “voter confidence is paramount,” but he worries that a breached social

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