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Influence campaigns is a term The New York Times is using for social media accounts that are meant to look like grassroots groups or legitimate media outlets but which, in fact, are created by just one person, or even a foreign government, to post memes meant to solicit a strong emotional response based on values or political beliefs and, ultimately, to create mistrust or hostilities about a group, institutions, the government, etc. This article presents side-by-side comparisons of memes produced by a real political group and those produced by influence campaigns. It's an interesting article. And I've pretty much decided not to share any meme I have an emotional response to until I have fully investigated who is sharing it...
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Thanks for that. I'm gathering info on internet censorship, and that's a useful article!
I also am careful about the memes I share, but I try to go back to the source and see if it's true, rather than try to vet the source.
I try look at what the finger is pointing to, not the finger.
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