Disinformation in 5.4 Billion Fake Accounts: A Lesson for the Private Sector

Disinformation in 5.4 Billion Fake Accounts: A Lesson for the Private Sector

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Where disinformation was once communicated by telegram, the modern version of vast, coordinated campaigns are now disseminated through social media with bots, Twitterbots, and bot farms—at a scale humans could never perform. Now, disinformation campaigns can be lodged by a government to influence stock prices in another country, or by a private company to degrade brand presence and consumer confidence. What’s worse is that bots can facilitate these campaigns en masse.

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