FBI and CISA Publish a PSA on Information Manipulation Tactics for 2022 Midterm Elections

Original release date: October 7, 2022

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and CISA have published a joint public service announcement that:

  • Describes methods that foreign actors use to spread and amplify false information—including reports of alleged malicious cyber activity—in attempts to undermine trust in election infrastructure.
  • Confirms “the FBI and CISA have no information suggesting any cyber activity against U.S. election infrastructure has impacted the accuracy of voter registration information, prevented a registered voter from casting a ballot, or compromised the integrity of any ballots cast.”

The PSA also describes the extensive safeguards in place to protect election infrastructure and includes recommendations to assist the public in understanding how to find trustworthy sources of election-related information.

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Source: https://us-cert.cisa.gov/ncas/current-activity/2022/10/07/fbi-and-cisa-publish-psa-information-manipulation-tactics-2022