A new wave of disinformation emerges with anti-Trudeau hashtag - 2019-07-25

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F99.png A new wave of disinformation emerges with anti-Trudeau hashtag July 25, 2019, Caroline Orr, National Observer

The hashtag #TrudeauMustGo went viral last week, driven in part by inauthentic activity including artificial amplification and automation. After National Observer reported on the phenomenon, activity surrounding the hashtag surged for a second time, bringing with it a new wave of disinformation and social media manipulation.

That second wave of activity, beginning on July 18, also swept in a new cluster of hashtags, including #NotABot, which was used in an apparent attempt to deny or debunk allegations that #TrudeauMustGo was being amplified by inauthentic activity.

The hashtag #NotABot — and the associated narrative — could be described as a form of disinformation in itself, said Geoff Golberg, a social media manipulation researcher and founder of social media mapping firm Social Cartograph.

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{{cite news | first = Caroline | last = Orr | title = A new wave of disinformation emerges with anti-Trudeau hashtag | url = https://www.nationalobserver.com/2019/07/25/analysis/new-wave-disinformation-emerges-trudeaumustgo | work = National Observer | date = July 25, 2019 | accessdate = July 27, 2019 }}