Marcie Sillman talks to Samuel Woolley, director of the Digital Intelligence Lab at the Institute of the Future, about how social media bots have influenced and driven conversations online and what can be done to stop the flow of disinformation.
What can a social media consumer do? Woolley recommended a few groups that tracks propaganda and bots.
First Draft News - from the Shorestein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University. A research-based project that "provides practical and ethical guidance in how to find, verify and publish content sourced from the social web."
Hamilton 68- the Alliance for Securing Democracy tracks and documents Russian influence on Twitter.
The Computational Propaganda - a research project that tracks the use of algorithms, automation and computational propaganda.