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CISA steps up with valuable election rumor debunking site

In recent years, the Department of Homeland Security has weathered its share of criticism on everything from immigration to disaster responses. So it's worth noting when DHS is doing something right, especially when it comes to the 2020 election.

The department's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Administration has been one of the leading actors in the effort to track attempts by foreign entities that want to undermine the U.S. vote. It's been one of the leaders in identifying and publicizing specific types of misinformation and disinformation coming to play in the weeks leading up to Nov. 3.

CISA recently stood up this Election Security Rumor Control website for voters to sort through the kinds of things they're seeing in their Facebook or Twitter feeds. It sets the record straight for dozens of the most common — and it turns out, untrue — election conspiracy theories floating around. It's worth bookmarking.

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