November 4, 2022 | WaPo

Twitter layoffs clear the way for election misinformation ahead of the US midterms

ISD Senior Research Manager Katherine Keneally spoke to the Washington Post about the recent cuts to Twitter’s workforce and how it may impact the US elections this week.

“Law enforcement may lose precious minutes in identifying that person who we think is posing an actual threat,” Katherine told the WaPo, citing that she’s already seen an uptick in threatening election-related  content. She shared that one user was found posting to “pour in bleach or gasoline” at ballot drop boxes– a target of right-wing conspiracy theories about systematic voter fraud.

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