Tim Wu recommends “Blade Runner” laws. Samantha Bradshaw said a combination of tests to identify fake accounts and human verification could also eliminate the accounts. Their analysis was sophisticated. They tied bot activity to keywords and phrases from articles that were assessed as being source material for AstroTurf campaigns.
I’m continuing to write about this covering other researchers and case studies. Each country is different that they studied (28 so far) and they are currently working on “bad science” — how is it disseminated?