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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:

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