Researchers: Nearly Half Of Accounts Tweeting About Coronavirus Are Likely Bots

Researchers: Nearly Half Of Accounts Tweeting About Coronavirus Are Likely Bots

Researchers: Nearly Half Of Accounts Tweeting About Coronavirus Are Likely Bots



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21.05.2020 20:25

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Taman_Should
Taman_Should
21.05.2020 20:25

Twitter could definitely do something about this… if they wanted to.

EPluribusTrust
EPluribusTrust
21.05.2020 20:25

And they are splitting time with advocating for __nonvoting/3rd party__ vote-wasting.

s_wisch
s_wisch
21.05.2020 20:25

I’m curious how many bots reply to trumps tweets.

Rithius
Rithius
21.05.2020 20:25

Exploitation of weak minds =/

I almost don’t want them to limit these bots from the platform though.

It’s giving us really good visibility into the behavior as a whole, if they’re bottling on Twitter you bet they’re all over Facebook, Instagram, comments on news sites and the like.

Very_Stable_Genius_
Very_Stable_Genius_
21.05.2020 20:25

Nearly 100% of Trump is gas.

purplebrown_updown
purplebrown_updown
21.05.2020 20:25

Why can’t twitter kick them all out? How hard is it to detect?

dublinmarley
dublinmarley
21.05.2020 20:25

You could just not have Twitter.

4chanbetterkek
4chanbetterkek
21.05.2020 20:25

I really fucking hate where we’re headed as a society and feel absolutely helpless about it. Not good for my mental state, especially with everything going on right now but can’t help but feel this way.

fabynhofm
fabynhofm
21.05.2020 20:25

I wish Twitter was closed.. I liked it a lot years ago but right now is just a place for bots to spread bullshit facts, ignorant people and racist hate speechs..

oneders
oneders
21.05.2020 20:25

This is a threat to public health. Someone should press charges against twitter.

SASIPI
SASIPI
21.05.2020 20:25

Donald Trump teed up the ball bot masters are driving between Americans.

TheTelephone
TheTelephone
21.05.2020 20:25

> Nearly Half Of Accounts Tweeting Are Likely Bots

_Renaissance_Bro
_Renaissance_Bro
21.05.2020 20:25

Delete Twitter

PicaDiet
PicaDiet
21.05.2020 20:25

I wish Twitter would do the patriotic thing and shut down until it can figure out how to vet this shit. It alone is responsible for the distribution of Fake News (as in “not real” or “false”, not “truth that contradicts Trump”).

PuttyRiot
PuttyRiot
21.05.2020 20:25

This title could really be shortened to “About half of accounts tweeting are bots.” Twitter is flooded with them.

Economic__Justice
Economic__Justice
21.05.2020 20:25

I’m convinced that a majority of the posts on Reddit are bots.

ButtyGuy
ButtyGuy
21.05.2020 20:25

Only half?

Brane212
Brane212
21.05.2020 20:25

It is used to inject “noise in the channel”, diffuse conversation directions, scan “interesting” new members ( either by suggesting a visit to some link or by redditor’s help etc).

millerjuana
millerjuana
21.05.2020 20:25

I feel like a similar thing is happening here

Azrellathecat
Azrellathecat
21.05.2020 20:25

Half are bots and the other half are the family members no one wants to sit next to at Thanksgiving.

pabloneruda
pabloneruda
21.05.2020 20:25

Here’s an idea. How about institute some protections as to who can signup for an account.

DachsieParade
DachsieParade
21.05.2020 20:25

And on Reddit? I feel that I am in humanity’s largest human experiment each time I get on social media.

TechWOP
TechWOP
21.05.2020 20:25

About half Twitter accounts are bots. Don’t we all know that?

windstrider13
windstrider13
21.05.2020 20:25

Twitter needs to clean house.

Throdinius
Throdinius
21.05.2020 20:25

Now do one for this sub. LOL.

fuck_the_fuckin_mods
fuck_the_fuckin_mods
21.05.2020 20:25

What kind of defective upbringing causes one to turn to Twitter, out of all the options? Can’t convincingly string more than 4 words together in a row? Twitter! Can’t process complex ideas? Twitter! Want to make a judgement before you have *any* information whatsoever? Twitter!!!

It’s just a worldwide magnet for pointlessly chatty extreme narcissists. Why would anyone (who is not being explicitly paid to do so) bother with that bitchy ass nonsense?

war_story_guy
war_story_guy
21.05.2020 20:25

All you have to do is read some of them and it is pretty obvious.

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