So wait, do you disagree with any of the following?
- Bot "armies" of millions of entities push fake news media
- News media shapes people's perceptions and opinions
- People's voting (or lack thereof) is decided based on their perceptions and opinions
Or is it more of you don't believe that the fakes news media specifically pushed by bots make a significant impact in the process?
I'm of the purely subjective opinion that "fake news," pushed by bots or otherwise, only affects the opinions of those whose opinions the election process would be better off without. That said, we live in a day and age where everyone from brilliant billionaires to the poverty-stricken ignorant think they know better than everyone else, and since voting is a right, well, we'll never be greater than the sum of our parts, and last I saw, there's a lot more ignorance than brilliance roaming the streets these days.
How to fix the process? Remove the innate right to vote and replace it with an application process. Prove that you know what they hell you're voting on and what the hell you're talking about for your ballot to be counted. Granted, the voting pool will be reduced to about 13 people nationwide, but at least we'll be confident, for better or worse, the qualified voters were actually informed and not misled by bots telling them Democrats eat children for breakfast.
I'd also support a Royal Rumble-type election process. I don't watch the debates, but if you tell me a bunch of 70-year-olds are wrestling to get elected? Pssh, let me go grab my popcorn!