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The artificial amplification of online traffic to create the illusion of popularity and support.

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How Botnet Accounts are Manipulating Music Industry Contests and Recommendation Engines

New Knowledge

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Feb 14, 2019

Meme wars: How Disinformation Is Taking Form In Memes

New Knowledge

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Sep 13, 2018

The Power of Repetition in Social Media

New Knowledge

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Mar 5, 2019

Why a Botnet Offering Free Taco Bell For a Year is More Threatening Than You Think

New Knowledge

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Oct 24, 2018

In the Press

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Amazon Has a Problem With Fake Reviews — Here's How Holiday Shoppers Can Avoid Falling For Them

CNBC

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Dec 14, 2018

Facebook and Google Struggle to Squelch ‘Crisis Actor’ Posts

New York Times

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Feb 23, 2018

Free Speech in the Age of Algorithmic Megaphones

Wired

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Oct 12, 2018

How Isis and Russia Won Friends and Manufactured Crowds

Wired

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Mar 8, 2018

How Misinfodemics Spread Disease

The Atlantic

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Aug 30, 2018

How Bots Ruined Clicktivism

Wired

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Sep 14, 2018

In Social Media 'arms race,' Tech Giants Chase Evolving Trolls and Bots

ABC News

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Oct 25, 2018

The Information War Is On. Are We Ready For It?

Wired

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Aug 3, 2018

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