How Twitter Bots Influence the Election (The Atlantic)

twitter_black_boxBots, software developed to automatically complete online tasks, were responsible for a third of pro-Trump tweets and nearly a fifth of pro-Clinton tweets between the first two presidential debates.

As there is almost no regulation of bot use, nor evidence that recognizes their existence, bots are able to manipulate widespread response and silence groups who may otherwise have joined the conversation. Are bots the future of digital communication? Read more.

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