Twitter Bots Were Actually Behind TrudeauMustGo, Not Real People - 2019-07-19

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F0.png Twitter Bots Were Actually Behind #TrudeauMustGo, Not Real People July 19, 2019, Helena Hanson, Narcity

If you spent any time on Twitter on Tuesday evening, you will have probably noticed a particular hashtag that was trending across the country, #TrudeauMustGo. As the federal election in October draws nearer, the pressure on Canadian politicians is increasing, and things are no different for current Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau.

As Canadians took to social media to cast a critical eye over Trudeau, the hashtag #TrudeauMustGo started trending, Canada-wide. While, at first glance, this would appear to show a particular dissatisfaction with the current Prime Minister, new reports have revealed that something else could have been at play.

According to a report, first publicized by the National Observer, a number of Twitter bots were created around the time of the hashtag, with the purpose of helping #TrudeauMustGo to start trending Canada-wide.

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{{cite news | first = Helena | last = Hanson | title = Twitter Bots Were Actually Behind #TrudeauMustGo, Not Real People | url = https://www.narcity.com/news/ca/trudeaumustgo-the-work-of-twitter-bots-and-not-people-report-finds | work = Narcity | date = July 19, 2019 | accessdate = August 20, 2019 }}