Episode 07: Thought Leaders or Bot Leaders? Astroturfing in the time of Covid-19

This episode is a foray into astroturfing – promoting ideas through bots intending to mislead
the public – and what this means in the time of Covid -19

Links from the show  Make Me Smart – Who’s organizing those anti-quarantine protests?
https://www.marketplace.org/shows/make-me-smart-with-kai-and-molly/whos
organizing-those-anti-quarantine-protests/  The Digital Forensic Research Lab – the 12 ways to spot a bot
https://medium.com/dfrlab/botspot-twelve-ways-to-spot-a-bot-aedc7d9c110c

Music by Kevin MacLeod
Nowhere Land by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4148-nowhere-land
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/