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Bots and automation over Twitter during the first U.S. Presidential debate: COMPROP Data Memo 2016.1

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 ...

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University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
Oxford Internet Institute
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“EAGERCNS: ComputationalPropag
theProduction/ DetectionofBots”
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“Computational Propag
a:InvestigatingtheImpactofAlgorithms
BotsonPoliticalDiscourseinEurope”
Publisher:
EU COMPROP project Publisher's website
Host title:
Project on Computational Propaganda
Publication date:
2016-10-14
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661340
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uuid:b8bb1dd8-58c0-440f-a9c4-c94fe722c889
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pubs:661340
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2016-11-23

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