Donald Trump support during presidential debate was inflated by bots, professor says
The project’s work into the 2016 US election was covered in the Independent.
Many of the Twitter users supporting Donald Trump after the presidential debates were bots, according to a new analysis.
More than four times as many tweets came from automated accounts that supported Mr Trump than they did backing Hillary Clinton, according to Philip Howard from the University of Oxford.
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