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The 2020 Election War On Bots and Trolls

PUBLISHED: Fri, 23 Oct 2020 16:44:49 GMT


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The 2016 election exposed how social media could be used by a foreign adversary to sow dissent and distrust within American borders. In 2020, the fight against those threats rages on, and the number of players has expanded, abroad and domestically. At the center of the fight against misinformation and polarization on social media are bots and trolls, and understanding how they operate could be the key to fighting their influence.

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