PBS NewsHour

Twitter bots recycle Cold War techniques to sow division

Clip: 02/05/2018 | 6m 25s

In the days leading up to the release of the disputed Nunes memo, the hashtag #ReleaseTheMemo became hugely popular among conservatives and allies of President Trump. But a series of reports suggest that some of those Twitter accounts were fake and linked to Russian interests. William Brangham learns more from Thomas Rid of Johns Hopkins University.

Aired: 02/05/18

Rating: NR

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