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Bots, #Strongerin, and #Brexit: Computational propaganda during the UK-EU Referendum

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Bots are social media accounts that automate interaction with other users, and they are active on the StrongerInBrexit conversation happening over Twitter. These automated scripts generate content through these platforms and then interact with people. Political bots are automated accounts that are particularly active on public policy issues, elections, and political crises. In this preliminary study on the use of political bots during the UK referendum on EU membership, we analyze the tweetin...

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Published
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Not peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Oxford Internet Institute
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Author
Publisher:
Political Bots Publisher's website
Journal:
Political Bots Journal website
Host title:
COMPROP Research Notes
Publication date:
2016-06-01
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pubs:661347
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uuid:d7787894-7c41-4c3b-a81d-d7c626b414ad
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pubs:661347
Deposit date:
2016-11-24

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