🔍 EXPLORE: Russian 'Sock Puppets' Spreading Misinformation On Social Media About Ukraine
Alert readers will undoubtedly recognize “sock puppets” as a suspect from Chapter 4 of Developing Digital Detectives! This article unpacks how sock puppets and other bots are being used to wage an information war alongside the battles taking place in Ukraine. We were excited to see that this article includes some tips for spotting sock puppet accounts.
For a kid-friendly version of similar tips, our infographic “Feast or Famine,” which helps digital detectives consider how an absence and an abundance of knowledge about a source affect how we view it, may be helpful. To access this infographic, follow the clues to the Evidence Locker >>> Chapter 8 >>> Case: The Greatest Pig of All Time >>> Case File Pt 1.