How are automated social media bots manipulating our political discourse? In episode 91, Emilio Ferrara from the University of Southern California discusses his research into bots’ amplification of conspiracies theories across more than 240 million tweets regarding the 2020 U.S. presidential election. His open-access article “Characterizing social media manipulation in the 2020 U.S. presidential election,” was published in with Herbert Chang, Emily Chen, Goran Muric, and Jaimin Patel in the University of Illinois at Chicago’s journal First Monday.
Websites and other resources
- Indiana University’s Hoaxy, a tool to visualize claims and fact-checking
- Detecting social bots (2016):
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Hosts / Producers
Doug Leigh & Ryan Watkins
How to Cite
What’s The Angle? by Shane Ivers