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Ratkiewicz, J., Conover, M., Meiss, M., Goncalves, B., Flammini, A., & Menczer, F. (2011). Detecting and Tracking Political Abuse in Social Media. In ICWSM. Retrieved from

Foreman, J. W. (2014). Data smart: using data science to transform information into insight. Wiley.
Metaxas, P. T., Mustafaraj, E., & Gayo-Avello, D. (2011). How (not) to predict elections. In Privacy, security, risk and trust (PASSAT), 2011 IEEE third international conference on and 2011 IEEE third international conference on social computing (SocialCom) (pp. 165–171). Retrieved from
Russell, M. A. (2013). Mining the social web: Data Mining Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, GitHub, and More. Stebastopol, Calif.: O’Reilly Media.
Mahmood, S. (2012). New privacy threats for Facebook and Twitter users. In P2P, Parallel, Grid, Cloud and Internet Computing (3PGCIC), 2012 Seventh International Conference on (pp. 164–169). Retrieved from
Mahmood, S. (2013). Online Social Networks: Privacy Threats and Defenses. In Security and Privacy Preserving in Social Networks (pp. 47–71). Springer. Retrieved from
Wald, R., Khoshgoftaar, T. M., Napolitano, A., & Sumner, C. (2013). Predicting susceptibility to social bots on Twitter. In Information Reuse and Integration (IRI), 2013 IEEE 14th International Conference on (pp. 6–13). IEEE. Retrieved from
McKinney, W. (2012). Python for Data Analysis: Data Wrangling with Pandas, NumPy, and IPython. Stebastopol, Caifornia: O’Reilly Media. Retrieved from
Boshmaf, Y., Muslukhov, I., Beznosov, K., & Ripeanu, M. (2011). The socialbot network: when bots socialize for fame and money. In Proceedings of the 27th Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (pp. 93–102). ACM. Retrieved from
McKelvey, K. R., & Menczer, F. (2013). Truthy: enabling the study of online social networks. In Proceedings of the 2013 conference on Computer supported cooperative work companion (pp. 23–26). ACM. Retrieved from
Ratkiewicz, J., Conover, M., Meiss, M., Goncalves, B., Patil, S., Flammini, A., & Menczer, F. (2011). Truthy: mapping the spread of astroturf in microblog streams. In Proceedings of the 20th international conference companion on World wide web (pp. 249–252). ACM. Retrieved from
Murthy, D. (2013). Twitter: social communication in the Twitter age. Cambridge: Polity.
Mitter, S., Wagner, C., & Strohmaier, M. (2013). A Categorization Scheme for Socialbot Attacks In Online Social Networks. Presented at the WebSci ’13. Retrieved from
Kumar, N., & Reddy, R. N. (2012). Automatic Detection of Fake Profiles in Online Social Networks. Retrieved from
Zhang, J., Zhang, R., Zhang, Y., & Yan, G. (2013). On the impact of social botnets for spam distribution and digital-influence manipulation. In Communications and Network Security (CNS), 2013 IEEE Conference on (pp. 46–54). IEEE. Retrieved from
Liao, W.-H., & Chang, C.-C. (2010). Peer to peer botnet detection using data mining scheme. In Internet Technology and Applications, 2010 International Conference on (pp. 1–4). IEEE. Retrieved from
Hwang, T., Pearce, I., & Nanis, M. (2012). Socialbots: Voices from the fronts. Interactions, 19(2), 38–45. Retrieved from
Metaxas, P. T., & Mustafaraj, E. (2012). Social media and the elections. Science, 338(6106), 472–473. Retrieved from
Mustafaraj, E., & Metaxas, P. T. (2011). What Edited Retweets Reveal about Online Political Discourse. In Analyzing Microtext. Retrieved from
Wagner, C., Mitter, S., Körner, C., & Strohmaier, M. (2012). When social bots attack: Modeling susceptibility of users in online social networks. In Proceedings of the WWW (Vol. 12). Retrieved from
Beyer, J. L. (2011). Youth and the generation of political consciousness online. University of Washington.
2012’s Biggest Social Media Blunders in Latin American Politics — Fusion. (n.d.). Retrieved March 10, 2014, from
Buying fake “Bots” to beef up social media accounts is a thriving business. (n.d.). Retrieved July 8, 2014, from
Mac, A. (n.d.). Buying Twitter Followers? Beware StatusPeople, The Service That Exposes Social Media’s Black Market. Retrieved April 24, 2014, from
Taylor, C. (2012 8–22). Facebook Has 44% Fake Followers; Twitter Has 33%. Retrieved April 24, 2014, from
Franceschi-Bicchierai, L. (2014 7–23). Propaganda Is the New Frontier for Fake Social Media Accounts. Retrieved July 23, 2014, from
Robot “pals” are invading social media — and it’s time to unfriend them. (n.d.). Retrieved September 29, 2014, from
Andrea Peterson. (n.d.). The six types of conversations on Twitter. Retrieved March 3, 2014, from
UK’s GCHQ with wide range of hacking, propaganda tools, Snowden archive reveals. (n.d.). Retrieved July 23, 2014, from
Press, A. (2014, April 3). US secretly created “Cuban Twitter” to stir unrest and undermine government. The Guardian. Retrieved from
Why fake Twitter accounts are a political problem. (n.d.). Retrieved September 29, 2014, from
Your Big Data Is Worthless if You Don’t Bring It Into the Real World | Opinion. (2014 4–11). Retrieved April 11, 2014, from
Abrams, L. (n.d.). @Oiledits can track industry spin in real time. Retrieved July 23, 2014, from
Flores, P. (Wed, 12 Feb 202014 GMT). Bots en acción. #GregorioJiménez [microblog]. Retrieved February 12, 2014, from
Election 2014: Tracking opinion and policy with Twitter bots | Al Jazeera America. (n.d.). Retrieved September 29, 2014, from
Lawrence, D. (2014, June 2). Federal Agents Just Brought Down the World’s Worst Botnet. BusinessWeek: Technology. Retrieved from
Government Social Media Bots Exposed. (n.d.). Retrieved March 10, 2014, from
How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations. (n.d.). Retrieved February 25, 2014, from
Neyfakh, L. (2014, January 1–14). The botmaker who sees through the Internet – The Boston Globe. Retrieved February 15, 2014, from
Sang-hun, C. (2013, December 19). South Korean Officials Accused of Political Meddling. The New York Times. Retrieved from
From Tinder Bots To “Cuban Twitter”, Welcome To “Cognitive Hacking.” (n.d.). Retrieved July 25, 2014, from
ISIS Tries to Outwit Social Networks. (n.d.). Retrieved September 29, 2014, from
Friends, and Influence, for Sale Online. (n.d.). Retrieved September 29, 2014, from
This Landmark Study Could Reveal How The Web Discriminates Against You. (n.d.). Retrieved September 30, 2014, from
Your Facebook friends may be evil bots. (2013, April 8). Retrieved September 30, 2014, from
Anti-Abortion Twitter Bot Trolled to Death. (n.d.). Retrieved September 30, 2014, from
I Am Now Officially a Transphobic Twitter Troll | VICE United Kingdom. (n.d.). Retrieved September 30, 2014, from
Ten Bots That Make Twitter a Better Place. (n.d.). Retrieved September 30, 2014, from