⚠️The other day I tweeted everyone is susceptible to disinformation, and here is another example of how an inaccurate tweet from an account with a high Bot Sentinel rating can go viral. The tweet has over 20k likes, but the quote is fake...

Profile: botsentinel.com/profile/120315…
Journalists, media personalities, and high-profile Twitter influencers have retweeted this inaccurate quote and shared it with their followers, and it has quickly gone viral organically. The same thing that we witnessed happen in 2016 continues to happen today.
I ran an analysis on the tweet activity data, and it's worse than I initially thought. Here are the top accounts that retweeted the fake quote with the highest impact.
According to the data, that fake quote has the potential to reach nearly 18 million people. 🤦🏾‍♂️
Approximately 2 hours later, another account tweeted the exact false quote, and that tweet also went viral.
Twitter suspended the first account, and the second account's tweets are now protected.

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