Fight Election Misinformation with SQUINT
During the 2020-2021 electoral season, members of our league participated in the MITRE-SQUINT project to flag online mis- and disinformation. A final report
has been shared, and we can all delete the apps from our devices.
In partnership with MITRE Corp. and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the League of Women Voters of Colorado participated in a critical new project called SQUINT to assist state and local elections officers with combating misinformation on social media. Forty volunteers from our leagues in Colorado signed up to report misinformation or disinformation in social media. They installed SQUINT software on their computers and/ or phones that allow them to make screen shots of suspicious posts and report them to MITRE SQUINT. SQUINT analysts studied reports from across the nation and issued reports. We shared those reports with the Election Security team at the Secretary of State's Office.