Trump’s Twitter Bots

It’s well documented that Trump’s Twitter account is rife with fake followers.Those fake followers swell Trump’s account and inflate his interactions.

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Twitter Bot Tutorial

A step-by-step walk-through of how to spot a bot–tools to analyze a twitter account.

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Elsa Darner Twitter Troll-bots

The Elsa Darner Twitter troll-bots were posted and mass reported in June 2018. Not only were they not suspended, there are more of them now.

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From Russia with Love, Part II: Another 20 Million Russian Twitter Bots Exposed

Twitter ignored 20 million Russian bots. Will they ignore 40 million?

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From Russia with Love: 20 Million Russian Twitter Bots Exposed

In a six-month project, we found millions of Russian bots on Twitter—and this is just the start.

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Supreme Court Justices, Religious Fundamentalists, And Bots

A Twitter botnet pushed messaging in support of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court—making it appear as if he had more support than he did.

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The Voty Twitter Botnet and The Attack on Senator Al Franken by the Alt-Right Army

How an army of Twitter bots participated in opposition rhetoric toward Al Franken.

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Jane Austen Twitter Bots

The Jane Austen Twitter Bots is a group of Twitter bots that regularly tweet phrases from Jane Austen literature. But these accounts are far from harmless.

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The Reffy Botnet

We discovered hundreds of related and similarly automated Twitter accounts with tentacles deep into Twitter’s users. One so massive that we gave it a name. The Reffy Botnet.

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Social Media Scams–Everywhere a Fake Fake

With easy entry on multiple platforms and the ability to create many fake accounts, scammers are given ample feeding ground.

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The Anti-Trump #Resistance Twitter Botnet

This new Twitter botnet is different from those that have previously been identified. It’s currently tweeting anti-Trump propaganda.

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How Bad Has Twitter Follow-Back Resistance (FBR) Gotten?

I keep hearing that everyone vets their followers. But, if everyone was truly vetting, then how is there a MAGA troll running FBR for the Resistance on Twitter?

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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.

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Fake Government Twitter Accounts

Why is Twitter allowing fake North Carolina state and county Twitter accounts to spread alt-right disinformation?

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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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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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