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Open Future Digital disinformation Destroying our Society

Manipulation and deception has always been a part of politics. But it is particularly abundant and influential on the web, since it is less expensive and easier to reach people. Social bots have played a role on Twitter since the site launched, to instantly post not only the latest news stories or banal advertisements but also deluges of conspiracy and propaganda. This has led to technology being used to manipulate the weak .In another push to innovate in the computational propaganda space, manipulative groups are now beginning to post advertisements containing false news and other divisive political content on peripheral sites. How do we control the information we consume ?

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