Bots

Study: Russian Twitter bots sent 45k Brexit tweets close to vote
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 Research conducted by a group of data scientists looking at how information was diffused on Twitter around the June 2016 EU referendum vote suggests more than 150,000 Russian accounts were involved in tweeting about #Br [...]
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Dow Jones said that Google was buying Apple, and the bots bought it
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 There you have it. Steve Jobs’ will + Dow Jones + Apple Park = Google’s buying Apple. I think we finally have algorithmic transparency. This morning Dow Jones shot some fake news out over the wires announcin [...]
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Researchers find that Twitter bots can be used for good
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 According to Emilio Ferrara, a USC Information Sciences Institute researcher, not all Twitter bots are born bad. He should know. Ferrara created a “large-scale experiment designed to analyze the spread of informat [...]
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Twitter bots get enterprising, courtesy of Sprout Social
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 These days, the idea of bots on Twitter might be associated more with accounts that auto-Tweet, auto-like, and auto-retweet messages, or are corralled into large armies that follow people and do other things en-masse. B [...]
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Skype retires older apps for Windows and more as it pushes new features
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 The newest version of the Skype app takes a big hat-tip from social media platforms like Snapchat and Facebook’s Messenger with its newest features, adding a Stories-like feature called Highlights, a big selecti [...]
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Skype retires older apps for Windows and more as it pushes new features
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 The newest version of the Skype app takes a big hat-tip from social media platforms like Snapchat and Facebook’s Messenger with its newest features, adding a Stories-like feature called Highlights, a big selecti [...]
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As Messenger’s bots lose steam, Facebook pushes menus over chat
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<img width="680" height="454" src="https://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/messenger.jpg?w=680" class="attachment-large size-large wp-post-image" alt="Messenger" /& [...]
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Twitter debuts custom profiles for businesses’ agents, so people don’t think they’re talking to bots
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 Twitter this morning is launching a new customer service feature for businesses using its service, which will allow agents to respond to direct messages using custom profiles. That is, their names and profile pictures [...]
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Facebook opens analytics and FbStart to developers of the 34,000 bots on Messenger
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 Facebook has been putting a big effort into growing Messenger as a bot platform this year. Now there are 34,000 of these bots in existence, built to automatically feed you news and entertainment, let you shop, and m [...]
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