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Bots and trolls elbow into Mexico's crowded electoral field

Wednesday, May 2, 2018


Fake news has been flowing fast in Mexico's presidential election, and the campaigns have traded accusations that they have hired paid, online agitators called trolls and used automated programs known as bots to flood social media platforms with messages intended to deceive and manipulate voters.

And as investigators in the United States continue to investigate the extent of Russian efforts to sway the 2016 presidential election, the threat of Russian interference has loomed over the Mexican race as well.

Source: New York Times