Viral visuals driving social media manipulation on YouTube, Instagram – researchers

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The success of viral memes, videos and pictures in spreading online disinformation is fuelling organised social media manipulation on Instagram and YouTube, researchers at Oxford University said on Thursday.

In an annual report on disinformation trends, the Oxford Internet Institute’s Computational Propaganda Research Project said Facebook remained the most popular platform for social media manipulation due to its size and global reach.

But a focus on visual content more likely to be shared online means users of Google’s YouTube video platform and...


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Viral visuals driving social media manipulation on YouTube, Instagram – researchers


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