727,844 views | Claire Wardle • TED-Ed
Can you outsmart a troll (by thinking like one)?
Your town is holding a mayoral election and the stakes have never been higher. You suspect one of the candidates will begin pushing false information to swing the election. As the cybersecurity expert, your job is to inoculate the townspeople against false information. First, you must learn the strategies of disinformation trolls. Claire Wardle explores the tactics of disinformation campaigns. [Directed by Gavin Edwards, narrated by Susan Zimmerman, music by Stephen LaRosa].