The Computational Propaganda Project

Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

Social Bots: Human-Like by Means of Human Control?

Abstract:┬áSocial bots are currently regarded an influential but also somewhat mysterious factor in public discourse and opinion making. They are considered to be capable of massively distributing propaganda in social and online media, and their application is even suspected to be partly responsible for recent election results. Astonishingly, the term social bot is not well…

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