Pro-Gun Russian Bots Flood Twitter After Parkland Shooting

March 2, 2018

Each new breaking news situation is an opportunity for trolls to grab attention, provoke emotions, and spread propaganda. The Russian government knows this. Fake-news manufacturing teenagers in Macedonia know this. Twitter bot creators know this. And thanks to data-gathering operations from groups like the Alliance for Securing Democracy and RoBhat Labs, the world knows this. In the wake of Wednesday’s Parkland, Florida, school shooting, which resulted in 17 deaths, troll…