An Israeli data firm reportedly believes two innocuous-looking tweets praising China’s response to the coronavirus pandemic in March collected too much attention on Twitter to dismiss out of hand the possibility that a massive social media influencing campaign promoted them.
Israeli data firm Next Dim located two tweets from pro-China accounts with small followings that were liked and reposted hundreds of thousands of times in March, according to a New York Times report Monday discussing the group’s findings. Next Dim’s findings raise the potential that a giant crew of social media influencers intervened to help the tweets go viral, the report noted.
“While scanning Twitter, our systems automatically discovered a huge irregularity,” Next Dim’s chief executive, Netta Marrom, told TheNYT…
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