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Bots and Automation over Twitter during the Second U.S. Presidential Debate

Abstract:

Bots are social media accounts that automate interaction with other users, and political bots have been particularly active on public policy issues, political crises, and elections. We collected data on bot activity using the major hashtags related to the U.S. Presidential debate. In this brief analysis we find that (1) Twitter traffic on pro-Trump hashtags was roughly double that of the pro-Clinton hashtags, (2) about one third of the pro-Trump twitter traffic was driven by bots and highly ...

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Published
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Not peer reviewed

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University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
Oxford Internet Institute
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Publisher:
Political Bots Publisher's website
Journal:
COMPROP Data Memos Journal website
Host title:
COMPROP Data Memos
Publication date:
2016-10-01
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661341
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pubs:661341
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2016-11-23

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