Tracking coordinated disinformation campaigns online made easier with new BotSlayer tool

[ad_1] An infographic about BotSlayer Credit: Indiana University Indiana University’s Observatory on Social Media has launched a new tool in the fight against online disinformation: BotSlayer. The software, which is free and open to the public, scans social media in real time to detect evidence of automated Twitter accounts—or “bots”—pushing messages in a coordinated manner, […]

NYU report lists likely social media disinformation tactics for 2020

[ad_1] The report largely rehashes how fake news has evolved in the aftermath of 2016, to something as likely to spread on Instagram or Whatsapp as on Facebook, or as likely to come from domestic actors as from Russia. “Disinformation poses a major threat to the U.S. presidential election in 2020, with the potential to […]