Survey: Americans Most Wary of Social Media Election Impact

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Cybersecurity firm Morphisec said that 63 percent of 1,000 Americans that it surveyed in late October regarded the threat of “adversaries propagating misinformation on social networks” as a “more significant threat” to the U.S. midterm elections than possible cyber attacks against voting infrastructure. The survey also found that about 20 percent of respondents were “most fearful” of a state-sponsored cyber attack against election systems, compared to their level of concern regarding state-sponsored attacks that would disrupt communications, transportation, and physical infrastructure.

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