automated fact checking robot
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Words like 'bots', 'botnets' and 'trolls' are used regularly within the media industry, and within conversations about social networks and their impact on democracies, but malicious social media accounts have often been mislabelled.

Check out this article from Donara Barojan at iJNet, who explains some of the working definitions and methodologies used by DFRLab to identify, expose, and explain disinformation online.

You will learn how to differentiate a troll from a bot, and how to better identify a bot online.

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