An Introduction to Disinformation, Interference, and the 2020 Census

Posted by Guest on June 17, 2019 in Blog

In 2020, for the first time ever, the US Census will allow for online responses. This will be accompanied by an increase in official Census Bureau advertisements, particularly online, including social media. However, Census officials are anticipating targeted campaigns on social media designed to spread disinformation about the decennial census, which will compete with official advertisements for space on timelines and in respondents’ memory.

Ever since the 2016 election, the question of how to deal with disinformation – that is, maliciously spread false information – on social media has made headlines, and social media companies ranging from Facebook...

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Lies, Damned Lies, and Disinformation

Posted by Guest on June 14, 2019 in Blog
Disinformation is defined as false information that is spread with the intent for it to deceive or harm, often occurring alongside misinformation, which is false information spread with good intentions.
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AAI Statement on Hofeller memo, decennial census

Posted on May 30, 2019 in Press Releases
This morning, news of the Hofeller memo brought to light what AAI and other civil rights groups feared from the moment Secretary Ross announced the addition of the citizenship question to the census: that it was politically motivated to suppress the count of various hard to count communities across the country.
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AAI Reacts to Hofeller Memo

Posted by Suher Adi on May 30, 2019 in Blog
AAI remains committed to a fair and accurate census, to free and fair elections, and to supporting our democracy
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