The Bot Bubble: Click Farms Have Inflated Social Media Currency | New Republic
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It’s interesting to me that what looks like fraud and media manipulation on one side of the border looks like economic opportunity on the other side of the border. "Young people in Veles have few work prospects aside from low-paid jobs as waiters or work in the country’s remaining factories.” This reminds me of in which, again, what looks like fraud on one side of the border looks like access to a middle class life on the other side of the border. So one response to the kind of fake news coming out of Macedonia is to think about economic incentives at a level deeper than adtech.
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