How to make #Bots that look like #Humans ?
some of my bots are 40% chance of being bots, when they are full bots.
the only reason they are at 40% instead of 100% is because of the manual interventions on the account, replying, retweets and liking content out of the automated scope of the bot and of course using other automated services (like roundteam for instance) to program social interactions based on tailored twitter list.
That recipe make it hard for the Bot Or Not checker to spot bots with 100% certainty. https:/
there is a whole info-war going on out there and the progressive left is light-years behind from the capabilities of the far-right swarms and other state or non-state actors present on the various social media networks with one only goal: instill distrust and reinforce doubt, leaving users more fragile and keen to adopt new views that shape or match their beliefs systems.
This has been going on since a decade if not two decades already, but its really the #trump election that showed & displayed a shift in perception that is still making waves in the whole western information landscape.
The megaphonic power of social networks
Towads the end of the recent election, there seemed to be “bots” everywhere; I decided to take an in-depth look at these activities on Twitter during the last week of the 2016 election with IBM’s Watson Analytics. As with my other work, I took a network analysis versus a content-based approach to get a sense of the structural impact these prolific accounts have on the amplification of certain voices on Twitter.