The Twitter Bots Who Tried to Steal France

“To the French electorate, last Friday’s eleventh-hour dump of hacked Emmanuel Macron documents was a snoozer. Voters yawned Macron into the presidency with nearly twice the votes of his far-right opponent Marie Le Pen. But if you’d weighed the import of MacronLeaks by the social media reaction you’d think it was an expose of Eiffel Tower proportions. From the moment a right-wing commenter announced the leaks on Twitter, a relentless drumbeat of tweets and retweets kept it trending for hours. One account alone pushed out 486 MacronLeaks tweets in the first twelve hours: a tweet every minute and a half.”

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