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On the Internet, Nobody Knows You’re a Bot

BKC affiliate Joan Donovan and Brian Friedberg explore what happens when politically motivated humans impersonate vulnerable people or populations online to exploit their voices, positionality and power.

“What we see as the study of disinformation may be in itself the exercise of power: with social and material harm to marginalized groups often being deprioritized in these analyses in favor of party politics and the interests of big data,” Donovan and Friedberg write.

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