Bots Spread a Lot of Fakery During the 2016 Election. But They Can Also Debunk It

Since the 2016 American election, there has been a lot of speculation about the role that bots played in spreading online misinformation. And now, that role has been quantified.

According to a study published in the journal Nature Communications today, automated Twitter accounts disproportionately amplified misinformation during the last U.S. election.

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