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Relatively few users following the President’s @realDonaldTrump account are real people, experts say.
Renaissance TechnologiesHow To Influence PeopleThe MillionsThe New Yorker

The billionaire GOP patron behind Trump's social media bot army

“Fooling humans into doing things in the electronic realm turned out to be really easy.”

account very active for Trump, switched back and forth english and cyrillic characters, now on about Italian fashions

account very active for Trump, switched back and forth english and cyrillic characters, now on about Italian fashions

US election bot

US election bot

US election bot

US election bot

German alt-right bot 3

German alt-right bot 3

Clinton bot 6 these accounts were opened this month and only tweet about Hillary or against Trump (or garbled content that includes political tweets--i.e. spam bot behaviour)

Clinton bot 6 these accounts were opened this month and only tweet about Hillary or against Trump (or garbled content that includes political tweets--i.e. spam bot behaviour)

Brexit bot 3

Could Twitter bots alter the outcome of the EU referendum?

Computer scientists at Oxford University analysed 1.8 million tweets about the EU referendum and found that the leave side seems to be using these bots more than the stay campaign.

pena bots from Mexico

pena bots from Mexico

Bahrain gulf bots

Bahrain gulf bots

Quebec bot

Quebec bot

German alt-right bot 4

German alt-right bot 4

German alt-right bot 2

German alt-right bot 2

German alt-right bot 1

German alt-right bot 1

Syria Bot, from Qtiesh: Tweets Syrian Soccer League match results from seasons 2003-2004 onwards. Matches are selected randomly and bear no significance to the fans of the sport. Same trend as above when it comes to tag usage. Tweets every two minutes.

Syria Bot, from Qtiesh: Tweets Syrian Soccer League match results from seasons 2003-2004 onwards. Matches are selected randomly and bear no significance to the fans of the sport. Same trend as above when it comes to tag usage. Tweets every two minutes.