fake accounts (appositive to?)

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ironman2012

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Chinese
Hi,

This industry is bolstered by how easy it is to create social bots, fake accounts controlled by software that look like real people and therefore can have real influence. Research in my lab uncovered many examples of fake grassroots campaigns, also called political astroturfing.

(This comes from phys.org Misinformation on social media—can technology save us? on November 28, 2016 by Filippo Menczer.)

I want to confirm if "fake accounts" is appositive to "social bots".
If the writer wanted to mean "create social bots and create fake accounts", he would say "to create social bots, and fake accounts...", right?

Thanks in advance!
 
  • Roman Ryzhiy

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    Russian
    This industry is bolstered by how easy it is to create social bots (that means fake accounts controlled by software that look like real people and therefore can have real influence).
     
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