Social media dominates many facets of our day to day life. Most of us spend ten minutes here or 30 minutes there scrolling through our preferred app, be it Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. Besides the fact that these platforms show us things that we might be interested in, allow us to connect with old friends or talk to distant family members, they generally just provide a whole lot of entertainment!
A problem that has made it's way into the public spotlight in recent years, however, is the use of spam bots and troll accounts to spread disinformation, specifically when it comes to politics. It's easy to read the headlines about election interference and social media manipulation and feel anxiety, fear and uncertainty. The first step towards fighting any of those is learning what social media manipulation looks like, learning how to identify it, and teaching those things to those around you as well.
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