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» Steven Levy on Letting Bots Do Our Tweeting for Us

» Steven Levy on Letting Bots Do Our Tweeting for Us | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it
Steven Levy wants a bot that can do all his tweeting for him -- forever.
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We Built A Twitter Bot That Replies To People Who Share Fake News

We Built A Twitter Bot That Replies To People Who Share Fake News | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it

HoaxBot searched for the domains on Twitter and replied to people who shared articles from these sources.

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Georgia becoming capital of fake Twitter accounts

Georgia becoming capital of fake Twitter accounts | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it
Are fake Twitter accounts shaping public opinion during presidential elections? That's what University of Southern California researchers are examining and the results are surprising.
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Battling Bad Bots: UNM researchers work to keep Twitter real

Battling Bad Bots: UNM researchers work to keep Twitter real | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it

Mueen and his group of UNM researchers have found 700,000 bots since last year with new technology that detects them quicker, which is helpful because the problem is growing by the day.

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Twitter Chatbot Introduction Perfect platform for Customer Service

Twitter Chatbot Introduction Perfect platform for Customer Service | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it

This week, Twitter essentially announced what you could call their entrance into the chatbot space, without ever mentioning the word “chatbot”. Given that spam bots have been a challenge for Twitter in the past, it is not surprising they’re avoiding the term with this launch.

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Rogue FBI Twitter Bot dumps months of FOIAs, causing controversy

Rogue FBI Twitter Bot dumps months of FOIAs, causing controversy | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it
Software update flooded feed with already-released Clinton e-mail, Foundation doc links.
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The Musical Twitter Bot: Who Has the Copyright for AI-Facilitated Works?

The Musical Twitter Bot: Who Has the Copyright for AI-Facilitated Works? | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it

Tweet nicely to the Twitter bot, “LnH: The Band”—a newcomer in artificial intelligence music generation—and the bot will automatically compose melodies for you.

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This Twitter bot tricks angry trolls into arguing with it for hours

This Twitter bot tricks angry trolls into arguing with it for hours | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it
Arguebot argues with online jerks so you don't have to.
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Can You Clone Yourself on Twitter?

Can You Clone Yourself on Twitter? | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it
One mad Twitter bot scientist took his tweets, harnessed the power of a neural network, and made a "better" version of himself. Sort of.
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More than a third of both presidential candidates' Twitter followers are bots, study finds

More than a third of both presidential candidates' Twitter followers are bots, study finds | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it
Candidates of both parties have been advertising to millions of fake accounts.
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There's a Twitter bot tweeting out the entire Chilcot report

There's a Twitter bot tweeting out the entire Chilcot report | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it

Based on a very rough average of 23 words per tweet, it will take just over 113,000 tweets to post the entire report. With the same rate of a one tweet every five minutes it means the bot will take more than 565,000 minutes, or more than 9,400 hours to complete its task. 


That’s 392.5 days. More than a year, and yet it will still get through the report more quickly than it was written.

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Want free Uber rides? Build a Twitter bot like this guy did

Want free Uber rides? Build a Twitter bot like this guy did | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it
Someone has gamed Uber's referral system to make a lot of money... which he can only spend on more Uber journeys.
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Talking Politics on Twitter? These Bots Might Have an Activist Cause for You

Talking Politics on Twitter? These Bots Might Have an Activist Cause for You | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it
Researchers found Twitter users are happy to respond to calls to action from bots, but only if the bots don’t act too human.
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This Guy Built a Bot to Expose Dead Start-ups

This Guy Built a Bot to Expose Dead Start-ups | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it

Caspar Wrede doesn’t think we should so easily forget the startups of Silicon Valley yesteryear. So the Berlin-based product manager built a Twitter bot called Deathwatch that monitors the health of tech start-ups. Companies that haven’t tweeted for 40 days are declared “unwell.” Those that have been inactive for 180 days or more are officially pronounced dead.

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Harassed Jewish Journalist Creates Twitter Bot to Troll the Trolls

The bot goes after Trolls who impersonate minorities to make them seem racist.
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This researcher programmed bots to fight racism on Twitter. It worked.

This researcher programmed bots to fight racism on Twitter. It worked. | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it

As part of research recently published in the journal Political Behavior, I conducted an experiment on Twitter to find out the best tactics people can use to discourage other users from using harassing language. I found that these sanctioning messages do have an effect, but not in all contexts.

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How Twitter bots helped Donald Trump win the US presidential election

How Twitter bots helped Donald Trump win the US presidential election | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it

It turns out that much of the political content Americans see on social media every day is not produced by human users. Rather, about one in every five election-related tweets from September 16 to October 21 was generated by computer software programs called “social bots.”

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The Political Twitter Bots Will Rage This Election Day

The Political Twitter Bots Will Rage This Election Day | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it

According to Sam Woolley, a researcher from Oxford University’s Project on Computational Propaganda (which has not been peer reviewed), about 50 to 55 percent of Clinton’s Twitter activity—the likes, follows, and retweets she gets—is from bots, which is typical for high-profile public figures. But Trump’s automated Twitter activity, according to Woolley, is a much higher 80 percent.

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Donald Trump Twitter Bot Announces Candidacy for President

Donald Trump Twitter Bot Announces Candidacy for President | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it

DeepDrumpf has more than 25,000 followers on Twitter, with tweets that include: “I’m what ISIS doesn’t need,” and “I love me.” Hayes has now launched a mock presidential campaign for the deep-learning algorithm.

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This Twitter bot is tracking dictators' flights in and out of Geneva

This Twitter bot is tracking dictators' flights in and out of Geneva | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it

The bot, called GVA Dictator Alert, tracks planes registered to authoritarian governments and automatically posts their arrivals and departures to Twitter.

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Twitter ramps up chat bot offering for advertisers through software developed by Aussie agency

Twitter ramps up chat bot offering for advertisers through software developed by Aussie agency | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it

Twitter has moved to using chatbots as part of its AI marketing program, but the creator of the AI platform has warned that human’s need to stay at the heart of the evolution of AI.

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This Bot Tries to Empathise With Your Emotional Tweets

This Bot Tries to Empathise With Your Emotional Tweets | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it

Artist Erica Scourti’s “bot with feelings” responds to its Twitter followers with a custom-made card designed to offer an empathetic reaction.

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This Bot Tweets a Totally Fantastical Map Every Hour

This Bot Tweets a Totally Fantastical Map Every Hour | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it
A Twitterbot called @unchartedatlas has tweeted thousands of fictional black-and-white maps.
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A Twitter Bot Is Beating Trump Fans

A Twitter Bot Is Beating Trump Fans | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it
Ever feel like you’re arguing with a brick wall? Scores of Trump supporters have been doing something similar—fighting with an automated Twitter robot that spouts nonsense.
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5 countries that use bots to spread political propaganda

5 countries that use bots to spread political propaganda | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it
More than 40 governments worldwide deployed bots for political gain in 2015.
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Twitter bot to counter cyberbullying with positivism

Twitter bot to counter cyberbullying with positivism | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it

Meet the Twitter handle @NiceBot, a cheerful spambot that blurts a small dose of positivism into the Twitterverse every 36 seconds by matching a randomly generated compliment with a randomly selected Twitter user.

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