Tragedy struck in Parkland, Florida, on Wednesday, and Russian bots weren’t far behind.
As people took to Twitter in search of any scrap of information to emerge out of the school shooting that left 17 dead, they were likely confronted with what has become a troubling online reality: trolls and bots swarming a conversation for reasons unknown.
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And according to Alliance for Securing Democracy, a group that claims to track “Russia-linked influence networks on Twitter,” a chunk of said trolls and bots attempting to shape the narrative surrounding the attack had ties to Russia. Read more…
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