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May 5, 2020 8 min

This week's episode is a foray into astroturfing - promoting ideas through bots intending to mislead the public - and what this means in the time of Covid -19

Links from the show
Make Me Smart - Who's organizing those anti-quarantine protests?
https://www.marketplace.org/shows/make-me-smart-with-kai-and-molly/whos-organizing-those-anti-quarantine-protests/

The Digital Forensic Research Lab - the 12 ways to spot a bot
https://medium.com/dfrlab/botspot-twelve-ways-to-spot-a-bot-aedc7d9c110c

Music by Kevin MacLeod
Nowhere Land by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4148-nowhere-land

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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