Sockpuppet nation: How fake commenters and other online ploys skew what you read

Last month prominent Israeli journalist Raviv Drucker published an article in the Hebrew edition of Haaretz titled “Netanyahu’s Army,” which claimed that the prime minister’s Likud party pays sockpuppets (people using false online identities) and trolls to plant fake comments online praising Likud members and denigrating the party’s rivals. “Likud is not the only party …

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