Can we protect our elections from social media manipulators?
In a world of trolls, bots and disinformation how can we protect our elections from social media manipulation?
An estimated 2.6 billion people use social media, but in the online world not everything is what it seems. Fake accounts and automatic programmes can be used to spread disinformation and influence political narratives. We hear from experts across the world about how elections have been fought, and won, with the help of this electronic – and sometimes not so electronic – army. In a world where social media expansion shows no signs of slowing – how do we protect our elections from social media manipulators?
Presenter: Tanya Beckett
Producers: Lizzy McNeill & Helen Grady