‘There will always be claims of cheating’ in elections, but fact-checkers can work together to fight back
Fact-checkers emphasized Tuesday the importance of collaboration in protecting election integrity and fighting back against false accusations of fraud.
Speaking at Tuesday’s IFCN Talk, Gilberto Scofield Jr., business and development director for the Brazillian fact-checking organization Agência Lupa, said national elections in 2018 revealed the power of social media to attack the electoral process.
“There was a lot of misinformation popping up before and during the election saying, for example, this electoral zone is not working,” Scofield said. Another viral falsehood claimed election officials were secretly working for one party or...