In politics and pandemics, trolls use fear, anger to drive clicks

A new CU Boulder study shows that Facebook ads developed and shared by Russian trolls around the 2016 election were clicked on nine times more than typical social media ads. The authors say the trolls are likely at it again, as the 2020 election approaches and the COVID-19 pandemic wears on. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/03/200326155925.htm