Updating Conspiracy Theory: The Rise of Weaponised Narrative and Manipulation Via Social Networks - Daily Grail

With the rise of the internet, everyone's drinking from the firehose when it comes to news and information. Those who can distill this heady brew into reasonable serving sizes can rewrite the narrative, regardless of facts. Two deep articles have been haunting Greg Taylor's browser, illustrating how conspiracy theory is becoming conspiracy fact. Even Wikipedia, touted as a populist bastion of truth, isn't immune as Peter Dockrill discovers in an Investigation Revealing Wikipedia's Bots Are In A Silent, Never-Ending War With Each Other, making so-called 'guerilla skeptics' look like rank amateurs. Maybe there are a few artificial intelligences out there trying their hand at editing humanity's narrative. (CS)

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