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Category: Bot Research
Yellow Vest Twitter Bots Pushing for Violent Revolt in America
Just like in France, a “Yellow Vest” revolt is being pushed on social media. For America.
Fake Government Twitter Accounts
Why is Twitter allowing fake North Carolina state and county Twitter accounts to spread alt-right disinformation?
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?
How Social Media Breeds Hate
Here’s how just one person can run dozens of fake, extremist accounts on many social media platforms.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fake Twitter Account Patterns – Their Achilles’ Heel
fake Twitter account groups have distinct, discernible patterns. And those patterns are their Achilles’ Heel.
A Troll-Bot is Born
What happens when a troll-bot is born? How does it act? What does it tweet? We started documenting this troll-bot just as it became active.
States are Cracking Down on Companies that Sell Fake Social Media Accounts
States like New York and Florida have begun to take a hard look at the social media marketing companies that profit from selling fake accounts.
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).
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.
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?
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?
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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