Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Mitt Romney Is the Latest Political Target of Russian Trolls and Bots

Mitt Romney Is the Latest Political Target of Russian Trolls and Bots

This leads me to wonder, "Why haven't Twitter and Facebook banned obvious trolls and bots?" Twitter deactivated 2,752 supposedly Russia-linked accounts at the end of last year. Why are there still so many that we can identify, but will take no action against?

1 comment:

  1. At least in part,so they can be tracked. Old anti-virus technique on computers, also dates back in espionage. You don't clean all machines. You leave one or two to study and see how they spread. That'll let you keep them from infecting in the first place next time. Since bots work in similar ways, I'm sure at least some of this is doing just that: seeing how they spread.

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