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How Twitter Bots Could Sway the Outcome of the Presidential Election

Published on
23 May 2016
Written by
Philip Howard

In the midst of the most unprecedented election season in recent history, questioning the political power of technology is now more important than ever. Over on Wired, Samuel Wooley and Phil Howard investigated how social platform’s could be changing the course of history with propaganda bots. Elsewhere, Twitter was recently accused of purposefully pulling a trending hashtag that critiqued presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Facebook is being investigated for political bias in its trending topics. People now see that these are not just platforms, but curated and published media.

Read more in Kill Screen with interviews from Phil Howard and Sam Woolley.

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