Bots may account for nearly half of Twitter accounts pushing for US reopening

Bots may account for nearly half of Twitter accounts pushing for US reopening

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University suspect that almost half of the Twitter accounts pushing misinformation about COVID-19 and calling for ’reopening America’ may actually be bots. The study examined more than 200 million tweets discussing the virus since January and found that about 45% were sent by accounts that behave more like computerized robots than humans.

Borther Bear
Borther Bear 2 weeks

I wouldn't be surprised. If people can buy "followers" they can create lots of fake or bot accounts too. Sneaky people will try anything to prevail.

Paul C
Paul C 2 weeks

Bot are people too! ;)

Dipshit Don Sarcasm
Dipshit Don Sarcasm 2 weeks

It's funny how the idea of Twitter bots becomes ridiculous the moment it's reported they are helping the right wing narrative

Barry 2 weeks

Apparently this world has a low user count so they've had to use bots

AD C 2 weeks

And the FBI confirmed that all of gamergate was from only 8 accounts (if I recall correctly), but the Media still takes that seriously.

That's Kinda Mean
That's Kinda Mean 1 weeks

Twitter is terrible. I got it for like an hour and uninstalled it because every tweet just talked about non-existent problems.

zanetexas1 2 weeks

You mean Carnegie-Melon the very liberal foundation that support PBS and other liberal outfits? Sure, I'll believe that...

SaltyPrepper 2 weeks

And yet the world keeps quiet about this when it works for there advantage.

Rose 2 weeks

this is supposed to be news? Most rational people already knew that.

Richard 2 weeks

Who believes that 50% of the information on Twitter is misinformation generated by bots? That's the stupidest thing I've heard since fair elections.

Firas 2 weeks

I'd say 50% of all tweets are boots

cherifleury 2 weeks

It's funny as hell watching the left@rds get mouth-frothy pissed off lecturing all those bots about the importance of social distancing and wearing masks, though.

Kevin 2 weeks

But humans are robots, just not (yet) very good ones.

Tachyon 2 weeks

Source... Chinese bots

Antony-John 1 weeks

Well there is no need for Russian and China to hack the US, it will end itself.

Daniel McEwen
Daniel McEwen 1 weeks

"Suspect." Sounds conclusive to me! I guess that's more credible than three years of impeachment.

Fred 1 weeks

That's what the Brazilian left call the corsevatives in Twitter, bots! And I wonder why we only have left media talking about it.

ShadowDreik 1 weeks

Even if true the study is bias, otherwise they would also look for bots sending messages to stay in lockdown. If the goal is to keep America divided. Where are the official polls for what people actually want?

IvoryDove 1 weeks

Bots are a tool for shaping public opinion. Expect an army of bots to be out on social media for virtually any political issue, candidate or policy proposal. They create a "bandwagon effect", which is one of the most powerful marketing tools in the tool kit.

Jesus 1 weeks

Makes sense specially when polls have shown that a majority of Americans are pro-lockdown

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