Detecting Disinformation

It can be difficult to detect disinformation, even though the facts of the situation are known. In the age of social media, there is a huge amount of information out there, and it can be hard to sort through it all. However, here are some generalizations about what disinformation looks like and some tools to let you dig deeper into disinformation online.

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Census and Security

In 2020, for the first time ever, the US Census will allow households to respond to the census online. The majority of households will receive a letter from the Census Bureau containing a code to access the online form. The online option is a milestone for the census, one that requires careful thought about security and privacy.

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Estimating Outreach Costs for Hard-to-Count Communities

States will play an important role in helping to promote an accurate 2020 Census, but they can’t do it alone. Achieving a fair and accurate 2020 Census will require states to invest in community-based organizations (CBOs) as partners to ensure that trusted voices in local communities reach skeptical people about why it is important to fill out the census form.

Use this data table to estimate how much money would be needed to ensure a robust self-response and non-response follow-up outreach strategy by community-based groups in each state.

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