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‘Lie Machines’: How Governments Are Using Tech to Spread Misinformation About Covid-19

Philip N. Howard, director of the Oxford Internet Institute, explains how bots, trolls, and junk news are harnessed by political actors to sow deception

Double exposure portrait of a young man wearing a face mask and the New York City skyline.
Photo: Busà Photography/Moment/Getty Images

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Hope Reese

Hope Reese

Writer (currently) in Budapest, bylines @NYTimes, @TheAtlantic, @Undarkmag, @VICE, @voxdotcom & more; follow on Twitter @hope_reese; hopereese.com