Online Learning Update

February 24, 2020

Cyborgs, trolls and bots: A guide to online misinformation

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:07 am

David Klepper, Daily Progress

Cyborgs, trolls and bots can fill the internet with lies and half-truths. Understanding them is key to learning how misinformation spreads online. As the 2016 election showed, social media are increasingly used to amplify false claims and divide Americans over hot-button issues including race and immigration. Researchers who study misinformation predict it will get worse leading up to this year’s presidential vote. Here’s a guide to understanding the problem:

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