Fake followers under fire on social media
30 January 2018 | 9:36 am
Renee DiResta, Data for Democracy's head of policy, and Rami Essaid, Distil Networks co-founder, discuss the impact of fake accounts on social media with Emily Chang on "Bloomberg Technology."
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