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The News & Observer: Disinformation in Local Elections

October 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Please join The News & Observer for a live virtual event exploring election disinformation from noon-1 p.m. on Oct. 20, 2020. Professor Phil Napoli will be featured on the panel! 

America’s architects viewed the press as essential to our democracy, including it in the first article of our Bill of Rights.

And yet today we are faced with constant attacks on credible news and information. Factual, accurate reporting is routinely replaced by false information and disinformation campaigns through our social media feeds.

Moderated by News & Observer politics and government reporter Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan, the panel features experts from North Carolina universities along with local journalists and national fact-checking organizations.

The event is sponsored by McClatchy’s three North Carolina news organizations – The News & ObserverThe Herald-Sun and The Charlotte Observer – whose journalists are researching and reporting essential news around the clock, seven days a week.


What: Disinformation in Local Elections: How to spot it and what you can do

When: Noon-1 p.m., Oct. 20, 2020

Where: This free event will livestream on and

Resources: Find our Fact Sheet here on “How to spot disinformation in U.S. and North Carolina


October 20, 2020


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm