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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 bot burst into the Twitterverse. Someone, somewhere, who is clearly not a fan of the Republican presidential nominee, wrote a piece of code for a Twitter account that would fill people’s feeds with anti-Trump messages.

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