The Presidential Election 2016: A Legacy of Lies

Despite the evidence available early-on to the public, the Russian hack was manipulated into a narrative that condemned the DNC, Hillary, and those associated with the Clinton campaign.

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Fake Social Media Accounts, Real World Impact

With fake social media accounts at the heart of the cyber-war against us, why haven’t we stopped them?

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How Social Media Breeds Hate

Here’s how just one person can run dozens of fake, extremist accounts on many social media platforms.

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Turkey’s Assault on US Allies Boosted on Social Media

As with previous military actions in the age of Social Media, Turkey’s assault on US Allies in Syria is being boosted on Twitter.

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The International Scope of Twitter Bots

We often read about groups of international Twitter bots and trolls after they’ve been suspended, making it hard to grasp the scope of the global botnets.

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The Sophistication of Fake Twitter Accounts

Those who run fake Twitter accounts have been developing their strategy for years. Thus, the sophistication of these accounts would surprise most people.

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A Flood of Russian Twitter bots with English names

Knowing that Russia is still actively attacking us via cyber-war, I have to wonder how Twitter’s fancy algorithms haven’t removed these fake Russian accounts.

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Social Media Platforms Should Delete Dormant Accounts

Bots and trolls often use accounts they’ve purchased or hacked. For this reason, social media platforms should delete dormant accounts.

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Bot Creators and Their Fake Doctors

Bot creators try to individualize their bot accounts to make them seem more realistic, including giving them occupations such as nurse, doctor, and surgeon.

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Locked Bot and Troll Accounts Fly Under the Radar

Some accounts that distribute Twitter bots are following hundreds (sometimes thousands) of locked bot and troll accounts in a row.

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Fake Facebook Accounts on Twitter

It’s the irony of all ironies. Twitter is infested with fake Facebook accounts. Some of the accounts are impersonators and all appear to be scammers.

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Fake Twitter Account Patterns – Their Achilles’ Heel

fake Twitter account groups have distinct, discernible patterns. And those patterns are their Achilles’ Heel.

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Twitter’s Fake Military Accounts and Stolen Valor

The variety of fake military Twitter accounts is as astounding as it is endless. And many of them serve to amplify political rhetoric (on all sides).

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Why Political Bots are Effective but Commercial Bots are Not

One of the few commonalities between fake political and fake commercial accounts is that both are a practice in deception.

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Twitter Bots’ Quick-Change Profiles

Twitter bots quick-change to suit the purpose of the bot creators. How does Twitter, with its fancy algorithms, miss this type of activity on the platform?

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Publisher’s Clearing House Bots or Impostors?

There are endless Twitter accounts using Publisher’s Clearing house in their profile descriptions. Are they impostor accounts or commercial bots?

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Americans Should Be Alarmed by the UK Report on Cambridge Analytica and Big Data

Th UK Information Commission’s “Investigation into the use of data analytics in political campaigns” leaves us many clues about how U.S. citizen data was likely used and abused.

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Twitter Scam Accounts

Fake lottery winner accounts are a stark example of how well impersonation accounts flourish on Twitter. They are, effectively, Twitter scam accounts.

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The Tangled Web of Bitcoin Bots

Why has Twitter allowed the tangled web of Bitcoin bots to dupe real users and to become so massive that it is able to influence real Bitcoin prices?

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Twitter’s Russian Bot Hostesses

While some of the fake Russian accounts are created and then remain stagnant for a period, the Russian Bot Hostesses are much more active.

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