Pro-Clinton bots 'fought back but outnumbered in second debate'

Pro-Clinton bots 'fought back but outnumbered in second debate'
 

Web robots dedicated to posting pro-Hillary Clinton tweets appear to have become more vocal in the second US presidential debate, says a study.
But it adds that pro-Donald Trump bots saw an even bigger gain in activity, giving the Republican a potential advantage on the social network.
The suspected bot accounts tweeted more than 1.7 million times on the days of the debates and the next three days.
The study warns they might "polarise" online debate and "muddy" issues.
The work was led by Prof Philip Howard, from the University of Oxford's Internet Institute. It has not... read more

 
19 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 41
Source: BBC
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