How to Respond to Disinformation and Digital Voter Suppression: Training with Shireen Mitchell

Don’t amplify disinfo! Think before you engage or share. Avoid sharing headlines that include the disinfo. Be careful!
Share articles with good headlines. Example: Trump floats false, racist birther theory about Kamala Harris
What if an article has useful info but a ‘bad’ headline? Quote from it — or take a screenshot. Describe it, don’t link.
Establish the counter-narrative. Amplify positive messages. Only repeat the facts. Choose appropriate vetted sources.
Voter Suppression: Any legal or extralegal measure or strategy whose purpose or practical effect is to reduce voting
Digital Voter Suppression: The use of online services/platforms to disinformation for the purpose of suppressing the vote
Report digital voter suppression when you see it — https://stopdigitalvotersuppression.net
Get accurate voting info out as often as possible. Rules are different in different states. Know the info for your state!
Prepare for last-minute confusion. Learn which sites to trust — Election Protection 866-OUR-VOTE, Voy A Votar 866–2YO-VOTO
Indivisible’s Truth Brigade: a response network. #TruthBrigade on Twitter. Sign up at https://indivisible.org/truthbrigade

Reporting disinformation and digital voter suppression

Resources

About Shireen Mitchell

A charcoal drawing of Shireen Mitchell with double hoop earrings.
  • Headlines and digital voter suppression definition from Stop Digital Voter Suppression™ Toolkit, Stop Online Violence Against Women Inc, 2013–2020
  • “Make a plan to vote” infographic: Seattle Indivisible
  • “Vote your full ballot” graphic: Indivisible Whidbey
  • Indivisible Truth Brigade summary: Indivisible WA-9

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Indivisible Plus Washington is a state-wide organization focused on voter engagement and turn out, fighting disinformation, and combatting systemic oppression

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Indivisible Plus Washington is a state-wide organization focused on voter engagement and turn out, fighting disinformation, and combatting systemic oppression

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