Trending topics garner plenty of likes, comments and shares on social media. They appear on our timelines thanks to special algorithms. But often, they’re the result of social media bot manipulation.
Internet and social media are new channels for dialogue. But digital participation is always a cost issue in Ghana.
A new report reignites the idea that social media users can be manipulated by misinformation, enabling a variety of actors to trigger violence between different groups. Morgan Meaker reports.
The anti-racism concert in Chemnitz following last week's violent protest marches drew a crowd of nearly 65,000 people. Social media picked up on the event's hashtag, #WirSindMehr.
Reporter Jessikka Aro knew her work exposing Russian disinformation efforts was important by the viciousness of those trying to silence her. A Finnish court is due to decide whether the pro-Kremlin trolls went too far.
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