There is mounting evidence that someone is using social media to manipulate the public. The concept isn’t new, especially to state actors. China’s “50 Cent Party” has been doing it since 2004. But multiple sources report that bots are posting a concerning amount of misinformation about COVID-19. Inauthentic accounts are amplifying disinformation and inaccurate statistics and sharing false information as a reason to reopen the country,” Bouzy says. “Many of these accounts are also spreading bizarre conspiracy theories…”