Motherboard: The Same Twitter Bots That Helped Trump Tried to Sink Macron, Researcher Says

Motherboard: The Same Twitter Bots That Helped Trump Tried to Sink Macron, Researcher Says. “New research from Emilio Ferrara, the University of Southern California academic who exposed the role of bots in the 2016 US election, shows that many Trump bots went dark and later turned into MacronLeaks bots. This, Ferrara wrote in a new paper posted to the arXiv preprint server this week (which is currently being peer-reviewed), suggests that there may be a ‘black market’ for right-wing political bots that can lay dormant for months before being activated to promote the next conservative demagogue.”

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