Have you ever been on social media and had a weird moment of déjà vu? You post something, and then fifty people come back at you with identical talking points.
Maybe they’re all brainwashed mainstream media consumers, or maybe it’s just bots.
But thanks to a government-sponsored Analysis and Response Toolkit for Trust app being developed by the Hacks/Hackers team and the University of Washington, soon we’ll get the best of both worlds where everyone will be able to respond to social media posts just like a brainwashed bot.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a grant to the group to develop the app to fight “misinformation.”
The app will allow you to enter the social media post of a suspected conservative or free-speech advocate, and then the app will tell you why they’re wrong and how to appropriately respond.