Mexican Botnet Dirty Wars

Bots are waging a dirty war in Mexican social media.

Erin Gallagher

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Peñabots have been active in Mexican networks since the 2012 presidential elections. Named after President Enrique Peña Nieto, armies of bots have become a political weapon to combat protests and attack critics of the Mexican government online. Bots are waging a dirty war in Mexican social media. They are weaponized censors that silence dissent and cover up crimes.

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