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Trolling, Hacking and the 2016 US Presidential Election


Social media, 2016 election

Social-media posts spread false information about Democratic candidate Hilary Clinton during the 2016 US presidential election campaign.

Credit: Alex Wong/Getty

Late in 2016, then-US President Barack Obama mused in an interview with The New Yorker magazine that he had probably been elected because his campaign had begun before the old media order collapsed.

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