President Trump's Baseless Attacks On Voting, The Election : Consider This from NPR President Trump used Tuesday night's debate to attack the integrity of the upcoming election with false claims about voter fraud and mail-in ballots. National security officials say claims like those are being amplified on social media by foreign countries — including Russia — and by bad actors in the U.S.

NPR's Shannon Bond and Greg Myre report on how government officials and tech companies are handling that disinformation.

And NPR's Pam Fessler explains why the President's false claims about voter fraud have election experts worried about conflicts at the polls.

NPR's Life Kit has a guide to voting by mail or in-person this election season.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

We're working on an upcoming episode about pandemic precautions and we want to hear from you. Fill out the form on this page and we may follow up on your response.

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Trump's Baseless Attacks On Election Integrity Bolstered By Disinformation Online

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Trump's Baseless Attacks On Election Integrity Bolstered By Disinformation Online

Trump's Baseless Attacks On Election Integrity Bolstered By Disinformation Online

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This combination of pictures shows President Trump during the first presidential debate with Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Biden at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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This combination of pictures shows President Trump during the first presidential debate with Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Biden at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland.

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President Trump used Tuesday night's debate to attack the integrity of the upcoming election with false claims about voter fraud and mail-in ballots. National security officials say claims like those are being amplified on social media by foreign countries — including Russia — and by bad actors in the U.S.

NPR's Shannon Bond and Greg Myre report on how government officials and tech companies are handling that disinformation.

And NPR's Pam Fessler explains why the President's false claims about voter fraud have election experts worried about conflicts at the polls.

NPR's Life Kit has a guide to voting by mail or in-person this election season.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

We're working on an upcoming episode about pandemic precautions and we want to hear from you. Fill out the form on this page and we may follow up on your response.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Brianna Scott, Lee Hale and Brent Baughman. It was edited by Sami Yenigun with help from Wynne Davis, Emily Kopp and Andrew Sussman. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.