The Computational Propaganda Project

Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

How Pro-Trump Twitter Bots Spread Fake News

President-elect Donald Trump has credited the strength of his political movement, in part, to his immense reach on social-media platforms.

And it’s true, he does have a ton of followers on Facebook and Twitter. But not all of those followers are human. Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, automated networks of social-media bots spread erroneous information to potential voters—often to the benefit of Trump.

Read more in the Daily Beast.

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Samuel Woolley • 16th November 2016

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