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  • Writer's pictureBurton Kelso, Tech Expert

How to Spot Social Media Bots and Malicious Accounts

Updated: Feb 21, 2021

Social media plays a very important role in your life. It allows you to stay connected with friends and family. If you have a business, it allows you to connect with new people. Social media also provides you with a wide range of information that helps you make choices about the things important to your life. Because of this, there has been an increase in social media bots and fake accounts designed to spread fake news, sow distrust in organizations, and spread conspiracies. Recently, the FTC sent a report to Congress stating that the use of social media bots is a 'serious issue'. Malicious accounts and Social Media bots have gotten out of hand. Here are some tips to help you spot bots and fake accounts to help you get accurate information online:

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