Social manipulation — at scale
Tech was a big loser in Mueller's stunning narrative, which showed how easily the big platforms were gamed. Instagram, owned by Facebook, was a key tool:
- The indictment "underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists, AP Tech Writers Matt O'Brien and Mae Anderson write:
- Why it matters: "[I]t's not clear if the companies have taken sufficient action to prevent something similar from happening again."