We’re trying something new at Mother Jones: We want to build a team of reporters dedicated to tracking and exposing the forces behind disinformation ahead of the midterm elections. And we hope you can be part of it.

As we detail in this piece, research consistently indicates that disinformation, while sometimes daunting, can actually be contained—and even dried up at its source. But to do that, we need to first find it and expose where it’s coming from. So we’re turning to our community of readers to let us know what questions or tips you have about disinformation you encounter in the wild. We hope you’ll get involved by:

Signing up as a disinformation lookout. If you’re interested in helping us spot disinformation before it spreads widely, we’d love your help. Give us your information below, and let us know where you live. We’ll turn to you for help with watching social-media feeds or political advertising in your state.  

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OUR NEW CORRUPTION PROJECT

The more we thought about how MoJo's journalism can have the most impact heading into the 2020 election, the more we realized that so many of today's stories come down to corruption: democracy and the rule of law being undermined by the wealthy and powerful for their own gain.

So we're launching a new Mother Jones Corruption Project to do deep, time-intensive reporting on systemic corruption. We aim to hire, build a team, and give them the time and space needed to understand how we got here and how we might get out. We'll publish what we find as a major series in the summer of 2020, including a special issue of our magazine, a dedicated online portal, and video and podcast series so it doesn't get lost in the daily deluge of breaking news.

It's unlike anything we've done before and we've got seed funding to get started, but we're asking readers to help crowdfund this new beat with an additional $500,000 so we can go even bigger. You can read why we're taking this approach and what we want to accomplish in "Corruption Isn't Just Another Scandal. It's the Rot Beneath All of Them," and if you like how it sounds, please help fund it with a tax-deductible donation today.

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