“Governments around the world are dramatically increasing their efforts to manipulate information on social media.”

The end of global inernet freedom

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Mon, Nov 20th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

According to HelpNet Security, the latest assessment of online freedom, Freedom of the Net 2017, determined that online manipulation and disinformation tactics impacted the elections of 18 countries, including the United States.

“The use of paid commentators and political bots to spread government propaganda was pioneered by China and Russia but has now gone global,” said Michael J. Abramowitz, president of Freedom House. “The effects of these rapidly spreading techniques on democracy and civic activism are potentially devastating.”ton, who frequently highlights endangered species.

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