#Election2016: Propaganda-lytics & Weaponized Shadow Trackers
Jonathan Albright

Great research. Curious about role of bots in your data. After election, it was found that Trump had 7x as many bots than Hillary. A running conspiracy theory of mine (I’ll lob just one :) )is that alot of what appears to be organic traffic was actually botnets creating the illusion of traffic/eyeballs (Bloomberg’s “How to Hack an Election” comes to mind). Also curious role of demographic/behavioral-based ad microtargetting on Facebook. Have also written a bit about these phenomena (article is from before Nov 8 obviously): http://blog.levelnews.org/astroturf-gone-wild/

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