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

Our research was featured in the Washington Post online: Philip Howard has a fancy name for partisan election bots. He calls them “computational propaganda” — and lately, he sees them a lot.

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.

A third of pro-Trump tweets are generated by bots
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A third of pro-Trump tweets are generated by bots

Our research was featured in a piece on the CNN Money site. Donald Trump is more popular than Hillary Clinton on Twitter — with both humans and machines. University researchers who track political activity on Twitter have found that traffic on pro-Trump hashtags was twice as high as pro-Clinton hashtags during […]

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.