Twitter’s Algorithms Help Push Bots into Real Accounts

Twitter’s algorithms help to push bots into real accounts by way of Twitter’s own “Who to Follow” lists. These lists recognize and suggest connected bots.

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Trump’s Civil War Tweet Amplified by a Bot Army

On September 29, 2019, Trump tweeted about Civil War. We took a look at how the bots in Trump’s account added significantly to the problem.

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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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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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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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