climate trollbots

the attack coordinated
towards scientists and activists
their accounts flooded
primed for division
disinformation and discord

its aim is my opinion
my choice on how to spend my taxes
my ballot


In 2019, CNN hosted a Climate Crisis Town Hall. In the days after, Bot Sentinel a platform to identify Twitter accounts behaving as trolls or propaganda bots, saw an unusual spike of the words “climate change” in these trollbot accounts. wrote an article on these troll attacks towards climate scientists and activists (Lavelle, 2019). This poem explores the objective of these bots: our ballot.