Crisis Management Centre has identified the existence of coordinated inauthentic behaviour (CIB) and brute force communications in the social media discourse on the chicken supply issue in Malaysia and selected Southeast Asian countries between 1 January and 21 July 2022. The latest Crisis Management Centre report titled ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes Through the Lens of Cyber-Social Manipulation – A Communication Analysis of the Chicken Supply Issue’ shed light on the depth and breadth of the evolution of social media manipulation.
The research utilised advanced artificial intelligence (AI) coupled with an extensive benchmarking exercise. Conducted over six and a half months, it revealed that over 7,000 potential disingenuous accounts were deployed in social media discussions related to the Malaysian poultry industry. The number comprised of identified bots and trolls on various social media platforms.
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