That pro-Trump Tweet that Made Your Blood Boil? It Probably Came From a Bot
Published on 5 Nov 2016
Our research into the 2016 US election was covered by McClatchy.
Researchers say highly automated social media engines are working for both major presidential candidates, posing as real people when they are actually just machines. Often, it is difficult to discern who is behind the most diabolical of the social media messages.
“It might not be candidates or campaigns launching the bots,” said Samuel Woolley, the director of research at the Computational Propaganda project at Oxford University in England.
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