Internet manipulation  

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Internet manipulation refers to media manipulation on the Internet.

Such manipulation may be conducted for purposes of propaganda, discreditation, harming corporate or political competitors, improving personal or brand reputation or plain trolling among other things. To accomplish these objectives, online influencers, hired professionals and/or software − typically Internet bots such as social bots, votebots and clickbots − may be used.

Cognitive hacking refers to a cyberattack that aims to change users' perceptions and corresponding behaviors.

Internet manipulation is sometimes also used to describe selective Internet censorship or violations of net neutrality.

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