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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Fake U.S. Generals are Pushing Politics on Twitter

Among other things, fake United States Generals amplify political rhetoric. This makes them more concerning than most fake Twitter accounts.

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The Mystery of Twitter’s Free Pass

Mysteriously, Twitter has avoided much of the scrutiny Facebook has faced—even though Twitter has committed similar data-privacy abuses.

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PewDiePie and Amplification of White Supremacist Rhetoric on Twitter

Twitter props up white supremacist rhetoric by not penalizing it and by allowing fake accounts to amplify it.

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Hospital Bots and the Appeal to Sympathy

One of the psychological tricks used by fake Twitter accounts is an appeal to sympathy. Hospital bots are a clear example of this.

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Twitter’s Model Bots–Know Their Faces

Twitter’s model bots flood the platform. Once you know their faces, they can be identified visually. Here are 18 model bots we see frequently.

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Open Letter to Jack Dorsey

Twitter had such potential for real people to connect, share, learn, and debate.

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