U.S. Presidential Election

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One in four debate tweets comes from a bot. Here’s how to spot them.

The project's research into the US presidential election was featured in the Washington Post. Philip Howard has a fancy name for partisan election bots. He calls them “computational propaganda” — and lately, he sees them a lot. On Oct. 14, the Oxford University professor released ...

2016-10-21T04:29:08+00:00 October 21st, 2016|In the News|

Donald Trump support during presidential debate was inflated by bots, professor says

The project's work into the 2016 US election was covered in the Independent. Many of the Twitter users supporting Donald Trump after the presidential debates were bots, according to a new analysis. More than four times as many tweets came from automated accounts that supported ...

2016-10-20T04:21:54+00:00 October 20th, 2016|In the News|

Bots and Automation over Twitter during the Second U.S. Presidential Debate

Bots are social media accounts that automate interaction with other users, and political bots have been particularly active on public policy issues, political crises, and elections. We collected data on bot activity using the major hashtags related to the U.S. Presidential debate. In this brief ...

2016-10-19T12:46:20+00:00 October 19th, 2016|Working Papers & Data Memos|

US election: experts fear Twitter bots could spread lies and sway voters

The project's research into the 2016 US election was covered in I-News. Few would disagree that Donald Trump’s supporters are enthusiastic on Twitter. And during the first US presidential debate against rival Hillary Clinton, it was no different. Millions of tweets were sent out by ...

2016-10-19T04:48:05+00:00 October 19th, 2016|In the News|

Bots and Automation over Twitter during the First U.S. Presidential Debate

Bots are social media accounts that automate interaction with other users, and political bots have been particularly active on public policy issues, political crises, and elections. We collected data on bot activity using the major hashtags related to the U.S. Presidential debate. In this brief ...

2016-10-18T04:06:51+00:00 October 18th, 2016|Working Papers & Data Memos|