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Evidence of a coordinated network amplifying inauthentic narratives in the 2020 election

Pik-Mai Hui; Filippo Menczer

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  "publisher": "Zenodo", 
  "DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.4050225", 
  "title": "Evidence of a coordinated network amplifying inauthentic narratives in the 2020 election", 
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
  "abstract": "<p>On 15 September 2020, the Washington Post published an article by Isaac Stanley-Becker titled &ldquo;<a href=\"\">Pro-Trump youth group enlists teens in secretive campaign likened to a &lsquo;troll farm,&rsquo; prompting rebuke by Facebook and Twitter</a>.&rdquo; The article reported on a preliminary analysis we conducted at the request of The Post. Here we would like to share the dataset used in our analysis with the research community.</p>\n\n<p>Our Observatory on Social Media at Indiana University has been studying <a href=\"\">social media manipulation</a> and <a href=\"\">online misinformation</a> for over ten years. We uncovered the first known instances of <a href=\"\">astroturf campaigns</a>, <a href=\"\">social bots</a>, and <a href=\"\">fake news</a> websites during the 2010 US midterm election, long before these phenomena became widely known in 2016. We develop public, state-of-the art network and data science methods and <a href=\"\">tools</a>, such as <a href=\"\">Botometer</a>, <a href=\"\">Hoaxy</a>, and <a href=\"\">BotSlayer</a>, to help researchers, journalists, and civil society organizations study coordinated inauthentic campaigns. So when Stanley-Becker contacted us about accounts posting identical political content on Twitter, we were happy to apply our <a href=\"\">analytical framework</a> to map out what was going on.&nbsp;</p>", 
  "author": [
      "family": "Pik-Mai Hui"
      "family": "Filippo Menczer"
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