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‘Bots’ spam FCC website over proposed net neutrality reversal
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‘Bots’ spam FCC website over proposed net neutrality reversal

I contributed to this BBC story on the public consultation for Net Neutrality legislation in the US. Bots appear to be spamming a US regulator’s website over a proposed reversal of net neutrality rules, researchers have said. “Net neutrality is such a hot-button issue and it’s one of the few […]

Pro-Clinton bots ‘fought back but outnumbered in second debate’
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Pro-Clinton bots ‘fought back but outnumbered in second debate’

Helped with a BBC story on the battles between candidate bots. The suspected bot accounts tweeted more than 1.7 million times on the days of the debates and the next three days. The study warns they might “polarise” online debate and “muddy” issues. The work was led by Prof Philip Howard, […]

Trump’s Twitter debate lead was ‘swelled by bots’
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Trump’s Twitter debate lead was ‘swelled by bots’

Our research on highly automated Twitter account activity during the first U.S. Presidential debate was covered for the BBC Online by Shiroma Silva in “Trump’s Twitter debate lead was ‘swelled by bots.” More than four times as many tweets were made by automated accounts in favour of Donald Trump around […]

Research Featured on BBC Click
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Research Featured on BBC Click

Our research was featured in a segment of the BBC show Click, about the role of social media bots in modern political communication.