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The spread of low-credibility content by social bots

The spread of misinformation and "fake news" online is a problem that has become increasingly concerning in recent years. Recently, researchers at Indiana University quantitatively "analyze[d] 14 million messages spreading 400 thousand articles on Twitter during ten months in 2016 and 2017" and found "evidence that social bots played a disproportionate role in spreading articles from...