Nick Anstead

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Bots and Political Influence: A Sociotechnical Investigation of Social Network Capital

This study explains how bots interact with human users and influence conversational networks on Twitter. We analyze a high-stakes political environment, the UK general election of May 2015, asking human volunteers to tweet from purpose-made Twitter accounts—half of which had bots attached—during three events: the ...

2016-10-15T04:19:58+00:00 October 15th, 2016|Academic Articles, Journal Special Issues|