The Computational Propaganda Project

Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

Detecting Bots on Russian Political Twitter

Abstract:¬†Automated and semiautomated Twitter accounts, bots, have recently gained significant public attention due to their potential interference in the political realm. In this study, we develop a methodology for detecting bots on Twitter using an ensemble of classifiers and apply it to study bot activity within political discussions in the Russian Twittersphere. We focus on…

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