The Manipulation of Twitter - Smarter Every Day 214
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SmarterEveryDay: The Manipulation of Twitter - Smarter Every Day 214


Published on: Monday, April 8, 2019

The Manipulation of Twitter - Smarter Every Day 214

2nd video in a 3 part series on Social Media Manipulation
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Twitter info on IRA dataset

Congress released this list of Twitter Usernames:

Twitter rules (beyond scope of this video, but relevant to current discussions around censorship)

Academic Papers (At least scroll through and look at the graphs):

Troll Behaviour in the Twitter Brexit Debate

Who falls for political manipualation

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Renée Diresta is a Mozilla Fellow in Media, Misinformation, and Trust, where she researches unintended consequences of algorithms and works towards helping machines make better decisions. Renee also writes about disinformation and the changing face of information war — check out her essay “The Digital Maginot Line” ( — and is a contributor to Wired Ideas (

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