Weaponising Social Media for Information Divide and Warfare

  title={Weaponising Social Media for Information Divide and Warfare},
  author={Ehsan-ul Haq and Gareth Tyson and Tristan Braud and Pan Hui},
  journal={Proceedings of the 33rd ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media},
  • E. HaqGareth Tyson Pan Hui
  • Published 28 June 2022
  • Sociology
  • Proceedings of the 33rd ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media
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