goobster:

It's good to have the data to back up what we have known subconsciously since the beginning.

But she's still fighting the last war. Mapping these social influence networks and disinformation campaigns just makes them easier to spot when less skilled adversaries use them later on. A worthy goal, to be sure, but not solving the problem.

And the root problem may be insoluble... how to determine whether the person posting legitimately believes what they are saying, or whether they have ulterior motives. That's a hard problem.


posted by rrrrr: 24 days ago