Whatsapp group of world leaders, September 2019.
Shockingly easy to use WhatsApp for fake news and manipulation, in Brazil and other countries. Great read on this pretty unknown scam, still relevant in 2019.
“The scraping software allows its clients to choose a target audience by searching for keywords, pages or public groups on Facebook.” “The method is not limited to politics. Marketers have also used it to promote cosmetics and foods, among other products, to Brazilians.”
“named the trial’s #WhatsApp group “Shotty” to reflect giving a shot of information, (…) created four new #content #formats that were published each day — one in the morning, two in the afternoon and the last one at night.”