Midterm Facebook misinformation: Pipe bombs, menacing caravans and rampant voter fraud

A potpourri of false and misleading information was shared on social media in the weeks before and after the midterm elections of 2018. You didn’t hear that it was open warfare on the streets of Atlanta on Election Day? Rest easy. It wasn’t. How about those 1.7 million unregistered voters actually voting in California? Don’t worry. They didn’t. PolitiFact has partnered with Facebook to fact-check misinformation and hoaxes on the platform. Here are just a few highlights from an historic election season. October surprises About two weeks before the election, rudimentary pipe bombs began showing up in the mail of … >>More