Post Tagged with: "brexit"

In The News / News Feature

Watch out for the Brexit bots

Our #Brexit work was featured in the Quartz piece “Watch Out for the Brexit Bots” on June 22, 2016: From over 313,000 accounts sampled, a third of the tweets—half a million—came from less than 1% of the accounts, according to researchers Philip Howard and Bence Kollanyi. No human can manually […]

In The News / News Feature

Beware the Brexit bots: The Twitter spam out to swing your vote

Our work on Brexit Bots was featured in “Beware the Brexit bots: The Twitter spam out to swing your vote” on the website for the New Scientist: Watch out for the ballot bots. As the UK’s referendum on membership of the European Union draws near, researchers are increasingly concerned about automated social […]

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These ‘bots’ could sway the Brexit vote

Our paper on Brexit Bots was featured in “These ‘bots’ could sway the Brexit vote” on CNBC: Automated social media accounts are being used by both sides in the Brexit debate, a new report shows, with some experts fearing that a sudden surge in activity by the “bots” could influence the […]

Academic Articles / Policy Papers / Publications

Bots, #StrongerIn, and #Brexit: Computational Propaganda during the UK-EU Referendum

Bots are social media accounts that automate interaction with other users, and they are active on the StrongerIn-Brexit conversation happening over Twitter. These automated scripts generate content through these platforms and then interact with people. Political bots are automated accounts that are particularly active on public policy issues, elections, and […]