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Twitter Hashtags Are a New Battlefield for Information Warfare

Hashtags should be viewed as skeptically as FOX News

When I saw #AOCLied and #AlexandriaOcasioSmollett trending on Twitter last week, I realized what it was — information warfare. Information warfare, which has existed for several years, has taken on a new battlefield. Social media has become a new tool for shaping minds…



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Manny Otiko

Manny Otiko writes about race, politics and sports. He has been published in Salon and LA Weekly. Follow him on Twitter @mannyotiko.