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The two GOP members of North Carolina State Board of Elections abruptly resign

The two Republican members of the North Carolina State Board of Elections abruptly resigned Wednesday, saying in separate letters that they felt misled by the state attorney general's office and board staff when they agreed to a settlement that would allow voters to fix absentee ballots with missing information.

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NYPD officer accused of acting as an illegal agent of the Chinese government

A New York police officer who rose through the ranks of the department is accused of using his position in the department's community affairs unit to give Chinese officials access to NYPD officials and offered insider information about its operations, according to a criminal complaint.

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Right-wing media uses misleading local story to suggest coronavirus cover-up

A version of this story is also appearing in the Reliable Sources newsletter. Click here to sign up for free. If you don't get your news from right-wing media, it is likely that you haven't heard about this story. But for those who do rely on outlets such as Fox News or Breitbart for information, a scandal of towering proportions has been brewing in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Kim Kardashian West joins Hollywood stars protesting Facebook

Kim Kardashian West, who has one of the biggest Instagram followings in the world, said Tuesday that she would be joining other high-profile users in a protest against Instagram's parent company Facebook and its handlng of misinformation and hate.

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Fact-checking Trump's false claims on unsolicited ballots

President Donald Trump has been waging a disinformation campaign against mail-in voting for months, but recently, he's seized on a particular statistic to support the narrative that this election is prime for widespread fraud.

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Personal information of roughly 46,000 veterans exposed in VA hack

The Department of Veterans Affairs said Monday that roughly 46,000 veterans had their personal information, including Social Security numbers, exposed in a data breach in which "unauthorized users" gained access to an online application used for making health care payments.

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QAnon fans spread fake claims about real fires in Oregon

Authorities in Oregon are pleading with the public to only trust and share information verified by official sources about the unprecedented wildfires sweeping the state. CNN's Donie O'Sullivan reports the pleas come as law enforcement agencies described 911 dispatchers being overrun with calls about a false online rumor promoted by the anonymous account behind the QAnon conspiracy theories.

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QAnon fans spread fake claims about real wildfires in Oregon

Authorities in Oregon are pleading with the public to only trust and share information verified by official sources about the unprecedented wildfires sweeping the state. The pleas come as law enforcement agencies described 911 dispatchers being overrun with calls about a false online rumor that "Antifa" members had been arrested for setting the fires — a claim promoted by the anonymous account behind the QAnon conspiracy theories.

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Political group tied to Kanye West campaign law firm sent misinformation on Biden

An Ohio-based political advocacy group that shares a Republican-allied law firm with Kanye West's political campaign is sending unsolicited mail-in ballot applications containing misinformation on Democratic candidates to voters in Pennsylvania and Minnesota -- both key battleground states for the 2020 election.

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Republicans are flooding the internet with deceptive videos. Big Tech isn't keeping up

A series of deceptively edited and misleading videos shared by prominent Republicans have run up millions of views across Facebook and Twitter in just the past few days. And while both companies have pledged to combat misinformation, their responses to these videos followed a familiar pattern: often they act too late, do too little, or don't anything at all.

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Dale: 'It's almost too stupid to fact-check'

CNN's Daniel Dale fact-checks the disinformation about Vice President Joe Biden spread by President Trump and members of the GOP in interviews and on social media.

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