Donald Trump’s use of fourth grade-level language may be a powerful rhetorical tool, but his linguistic austerity has opened him up to a modern form of mockery: the Twitter bot.
Brad Hayes, a researcher at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), created the DeepDrumpf Trump Twitter bot earlier this year by training it on transcripts of the presidential hopeful.
DeepDrumpf has more than 25,000 followers on Twitter, with tweets that include: “I’m what ISIS doesn’t need,” and “I love me.” Hayes has now launched a mock presidential campaign for the deep-learning algorithm.
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