Disinformation register

The AEC operates a Disinformation Register for federal electoral events as part of the AEC’s responsibility to ensure voters have access to fact-based information about electoral processes. This is a relatively new tool used as part of the AEC’s Reputation Management Strategy to defend Australian elections from disinformation.

Each event, the Register will list prominent pieces of disinformation the AEC has discovered regarding the electoral process. It will also provide details of actions the AEC has taken in response. The AEC is not the arbiter of truth regarding political communication and do not seek to censor debate in any way. However, when it comes to the election process we conduct, we’re the experts and we’re active in defending Australia’s democracy.

Current registers

Archived disinformation registers

Updated: 17 January 2024

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