...the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life...

Sunday, February 26, 2017

I think it might be time (if not too late) to leave FB

"Sam Woolley of the Oxford Internet Institute’s computational propaganda institute tells me that one third of all traffic on Twitter before the EU referendum was automated “bots” – accounts that are programmed to look like people, to act like people, and to change the conversation, to make topics trend. And they were all for Leave. Before the US election, they were five-to-one in favour of Trump – many of them Russian. Last week they have been in action in the Stoke by-election – Russian bots, organized by who? – attacking Paul Nuttall."

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