How Twitter bots get people to spread fake news

One tactic of automated accounts is to target people with many followers

person holding phone illustrated with twitter notifications

FRAUDULENT BOTS  On Twitter, automated accounts called bots duped many human users into spreading misinformation during the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Bombuscreative/iStock.com

This article is only available to Science News subscribers.

Subscribers, enter your e-mail address to access our archives.

Not a subscriber?

Science News is a nonprofit.

Support us by subscribing now.

More Stories from Science News on Tech

From the Nature Index

Paid Content