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The National Tracking bots in the lead-up to the U.S. midterms

Various sites, apps and dashboards have been created to track everything from fake accounts to hashtag hijacking in the lead-up to the U.S. midterms. In this dispatch from Wilkes-Barre, Penn., Steven D'Souza looks at the role social media and fake news will play in this November’s elections, and meets the people being tasked with tackling the problem.
  • 2018
  • 00:06:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/06/2018

The National How Social Media is Shaping the U.S. Presidential Race

Social media is playing a hugely important role in the U.S. presidential race. Hillary Clinton's and Donald Trump's campaign teams are really trying to capitalize on the ability to track in real time what's trending, to know if their message is working. One unanswered question, however, is will the non-stop Facebook and Twitter buzz get people out to vote?
  • 2016
  • 00:05:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/21/2016