Cyborgs, trolls and bots can fill the internet with lies and half-truths, understanding them is key to learning how disinformation spreads online.
As the 2016 election showed, social media is increasingly used to amplify false claims and divide Americans over hot-button issues including race and immigration. Researchers who study misinformation predict it will get worse leading up to this year’s presidential vote.
First, check this guide to understanding the problem.
Second, read the article of David Klepper.