Furthermore, he tweeted that the increasing number of bots is drowning public conversations on social media platforms.
The growing prevalence of bots means that real voices are too often drowned out in our public conversation. Those who can pay the most for followers can buy their way to apparent influence.
— Eric Schneiderman (@AGSchneiderman) January 27, 2018
The attorney general has been aggressive fighting online fraud, abuse, impersonation, and misuse of identities. In November, his office started investigating the massive scheme to corrupt the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) public comment process on net neutrality.
The AG’s office found that as many as two millions fake comments were submitted to the Commission’s public comment process. At least 500,000 fake comments on net neutrality came from Russian e-mail addresses.
Social media companies under pressure to eliminate fake user accounts
Currently, U.S. Congress is conducting an intensive inquiry into the use of social media platforms to interfere in the electoral process. Reports indicated that Russian groups used fake social media accounts to spread misleading stories to meddle in the 2016 presidential elections.