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.