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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 the first US presidential debate as by those backing Hillary Clinton, a study says.

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