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Twitter bots are impersonating Black Americans to sow disinformation

Twitter bots are impersonating Black Americans to sow disinformation

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fake Twitter accounts removed: impersonated black men who left the Dems because of BLM to support Trump ... some had tweets with over 10,000 RTs...

bots risk drowning out an authentic black political dialogue... shutting them down risks collateral damage (ie shutting down actual people, not fake accounts)...

Great metaphor: "we would have a lot of poison food on our shelves if we didn't have infrastructure to hold [food] companies accountable... we get this poisoning messaging from fake people that incites violence, and all the companies do is say 'we're trying... judge us by our efforts'... We have to look at the results: if there was a lot of food that was poisoning us we wouldn't care how hard the companies were trying... they need to be held to a higher standard"

These campaigns are not successfully switching voters from Biden to Trump. It's about voter turnout and enthusiasm, targeting particular communities to sow doubt.

Facebook has not implemented the vast majority of recommendations following their own civil rights audit. What they implement they don't enforce it when it comes to Trump.

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