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Partisan Twitter bots distorting U.S. presidential candidates’ popularity
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Partisan Twitter bots distorting U.S. presidential candidates’ popularity

Our research was featured on the CBC National News, and in this online piece. Thousands of automated accounts — known as bots — flood site with messages for and against candidates.  @loserDonldTrump wasn’t born yesterday. It was actually the day before. Just after 3 p.m. ET on October 18, the baby […]

NETZ­PO­LI­TIK Digitale Dreckschleudern
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NETZ­PO­LI­TIK Digitale Dreckschleudern

Our research was featured in Spiegel Online: Automatische Bots verzerren politische Diskussionen in sozialen Netzwerken und können Wahlen beeinflussen. Die Kanzlerin hält sie für gefährlich, die AfD will sie einsetzen.

Donald Trump Twitter Bot Announces Candidacy For President
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Donald Trump Twitter Bot Announces Candidacy For President

Contributed to a story for the Newsweek website. The study , by Oxford University professor Philip Howard, found that bots backing Trump sent out more than four times as many tweets than those supporting Hillary Clinton during the first presidential debate.

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A $1 Million Fight Against Hillary Clinton’s Online Trolls

Helped with a story on the Atlantic about Hillary Clinton’s response to online trolling. “A lot of digital campaign strategy is experimental and run for fear of losing,” Phil Howard, a professor at the Oxford Internet Institute said. “No one wants to be the team who lost because they didn’t try […]