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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 generate so many tweets repeatedly. The sheer volume signals that a strong element of automation is involved.

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