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Committee on Energy and CommerceIntroducedNovember 6th, 2018
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Bots pose a clear threat to electoral security, public trust in institutions, and accurate reporting of the news. Their impact on the 2016 presidential election has been widely acknowledged and warrants further congressional action to prevent future elections from being impacted by foreign social media actors.
The threat of bots is exaggerated and the major social media platforms are already under pressure to rein them in. Convening a task force won’t significantly advance anti-bot efforts since it’s the social media platforms themselves, not Congress, that will develop the most effective anti-bot policies and technologies.