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How bots and trolls leverage a crisis | Center for an Informed Public

Right now, many of us are turning to social media to find real-time information, share resources and organize. But how do we know if there’s a real person behind the accounts on our feed? How are bots and trolls using global Black Lives Matter protests and a pandemic to create more division and uncertainty?

Watch KUOW and the Center for an Informed Public for Stand with the Facts: How bots and trolls leverage a crisis.

KUOW’s All Things Considered host Kim Malcolm and Kate Starbird, CiP principal investigator and associate professor at the UW Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering, will break down the research on how bots and trolls use a crisis to target social media users on both sides of the aisle and offer tips and tactics on how to spot the bots.

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Source: How bots and trolls leverage a crisis / Stand with the Facts / KUOW / CIP – YouTube

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