We all know the internet is influential. People spend so much time on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat that it's become a very important part of our public discourse. But what happens when someone decides to use the power of the internet for a nefarious purpose?
He would use the internet to craft fictional excitement and support for a candidate. Sepulveda claims he had a whopping 30,000 Twitter accounts that could craft trends and force the conversation about a candidate to go in the direction of his will.
So, remember that sentence the next time you're browsing your Twitter feed or rolling your eyes at an Instagram post. The internet is a way for the individual to influence the world, but it's also a way for the world to influence the individual.