Throughout this year’s presidential campaign, journalists have focused, correctly, on the power of Facebook to shape, distort, and ultimately control the news and information that inform and educate voters.
Today America will decide whether it wants to preserve the semblance of a democracy America lives in or burn the whole thing to the ground. And Trump’s loudest supporters have been making some rookie mistakes.
An odd thing occurred on the FBI’s Record Vault Twitter account on 31st October, drawing conspiracy theorists out of the woodwork. After months of being almost dormant, the bot-powered account started firing out tweets related to various Clinton scandals.