This is fascinating!
I kind of worried that I looked like a bot when I first joined, honestly, because I’m kind of reluctant to share a lot about myself here ^^;
What’s disappointing about reading that list is that it seems like these bots don’t actually engage. So all those ridiculous opinions spouted in a flame war are held by real people. Which is kind of heartrending.
I really feel like social media is a dangerous place to glean political news from given stuff like this. This literally is a sort of Fake News, and the degree of propaganda this can achieve is very unnerving.
This a great complimentary article to this…
How Russian & Alt-Right Twitter Accounts Worked Together to Skew the Narrative About Berkeley by @RVAwonk
Thank you for this! This has been bewildering!