Using Fake Followers to Shape Public Opinion

39m ·

Using Fake Followers to Shape Public Opinion

Fake followers are commonly used to boost status on social media. But what happens when they are used to influence public opinion. In this episode, we talk to Marcel Schliebs from the Oxford Internet Institute about his report on the Public Republic of China using fake accounts to amplify political opinions on Twitter. We ask whether fake followers really make a difference in boosting messages and how much engagement with these accounts is actually real?  

We also talk with Dr Timothy Graham from the ADM+S Centre about his research into the hashtags #DictatorDan and #IStandWithDan.

Read more
  • Be the first to comment

    Add the first comment and get bonus karma

admscentre

1 Subscriber

Podcast hosts