May 07, 2017

"Friday night the campaign of leading French Presidential Candidate Emmanuel Macron reported it was the victim of a massive email hack just a day and a half before one of the most important elections in the history of France."

recode: Macron is currently leading in the polls against his far-right rival Marine Le Pen. by April Glaser

'The leaked documents have since spread like wildfire across social media, particularly on Twitter.

'But, Nicole Perlroth, a cybersecurity reporter with the New York Times, pointed out that an overwhelming amount of the tweets shared about the Macron campaign hack appear to come from automated accounts, commonly referred to as bots.'

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