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


The manipulation of social media via fabricated users know as “bots” has gained widespread attention over the last few months, especially considering the possibility that such manipulation may have affected the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. Now, in the age of the #MeToo movement, the same technique was used to rile up opposition against Democratic Minnesota Senator Al Franken. This opposition eventually led to his forced resignation.

We discovered an army of Twitter bots that are related both by the timing of their tweets and by the newly built “news” websites they link to.









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