Experts say automated accounts sharing fake news ahead of French election

Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 21/04/2017 20:30

French voters are being deluged with false stories on social media ahead of the country's presidential election, though the onslaught of "junk news" is not as severe as that during last year's U.S. presidential campaign, according to a study by Oxford University researchers.

The study to be published Friday and another published on Wednesday add evidence to complaints by officials in France, Germany and the United States that Russia is trying to replicate its cyber-powered election meddling in American politics.
http://in.reuters.com/article/france-election-socialmedia-idINKBN17M316

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