Discussion: E-Deceptive Campaign Practices

There will be a discussion about e-deceptive campaign practices today, Oct. 20, at the EPIC offices at 1718 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 200 from 2pm to 3pm. Deceptive campaigns are attempts to misdirect targeted voters regarding the voting process for public elections. Election activity that would be considered deceptive could include false statements about polling times, date of the election, voter identification rules, or the eligibility requirements for voters who wish to cast a ballot. Historically, disinformation and misinformation efforts intended to suppress voter participation have been systemic attempts to reduce voter participation among low-income, minority, young, disabled, and elderly voters. In 2008, millions of new voters are engaging the political process through Internet communication, which presents an opportunity to review the technology and the incident of e-deceptive campaign practices. See more information on the Facebook event page.