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Twitter’s Moderation System Is in Tatters

Disinformation also flooded Twitter during the US midterms, particularly around the race in Maricopa County, Arizona, the state’s largest county and a consistent target of right-wing election deniers. Bouzy, who was monitoring thousands of right-wing accounts, says he had “no idea who to contact” at the company to get tweets containing disinformation taken down. “Twitter is a shit show,” he says. More >>

Wired (Nov 17, 2022)

Black Voters Have Faced a Wave of Disinformation. This Team Is Fighting Back—and Looking Toward the Georgia Runoff

One of the first things Christopher Bouzy makes clear when we talk by phone a few days before the midterms is that influence campaigns are easier to pull off than most people think. More >>

Time (Nov 11, 2022)

More than a million Twitter accounts have been deactivated or suspended in the week since Elon Musk's takeover, report says

Bot Sentinel, a platform which tracks Twitter accounts using artificial intelligence, says that more than 1.3 million accounts were either deactivated or suspended in the six days after it was confirmed that Musk had taken ownership of the social network. More >>

Business Insider (Nov 04, 2022)

Twitter may have lost more than a million users since Elon Musk took over

Estimates from Bot Sentinel suggest that more than 875,000 users deactivated their accounts between October 27 and November 1, while half a million more were suspended. More >>

MIT Technology Review (Nov 03, 2022)

Elon Musk’s Twitter Will Be Chaos

“A Musk-owned Twitter could be disastrous for women and marginalized communities already facing abuse and targeted harassment on the platform,” says Christopher Bouzy of Bot Sentinel, a popular bot-detection system. More >>

Wired (Oct 20, 2022)

Amber Heard's Vicious Online Trolls Are Coming for Angelina Jolie Now

“Back in June, I warned everyone that accounts targeting Amber Heard would eventually shift focus to a new victim, and unfortunately, I was correct,” tweeted Christopher Bouzy, the founder of Bot Sentinel. “The same insidious tactics used against Amber Heard are now being used against Angelina Jolie, and it's only going to get worse.” More >>

Vice News (Oct 14, 2022)

Meghan Markle's Treatment Is Evidence That Social Media Is "Safer for Abusers Than for Women," Says Digital Hate Expert

At the time, Bot Sentinel CEO Christopher Bouzy said, "This campaign comes from people who know how to manipulate the algorithms, manipulate Twitter, stay under the wire to avoid detection and suspension. This level of complexity comes from people who know how to do this stuff, who are paid to do this stuff." More >>

Marie Claire (Oct 11, 2022)

Not All Bots Are Bad, and Twitter Knows It

“The use of the term ‘bot’ causes a lot of confusion for folks,” says Christopher Bouzy of Bot Sentinel, which tracks inauthentic behavior on Twitter. “The media has done a disservice in that regard.” More >>

Wired (Sep 26, 2022)

YouTube remains rife with misogyny and harassment, creators say

High profile women who speak up about sexism or who are perceived as too progressive are frequent targets of misogynistic YouTubers. Earlier this year, after public outcry and a report by Bot Sentinel, YouTube began de-ranking anti-Meghan Markle channels and videos dedicated to misogynistic commentary on Markle More >>

The Washington Post (Sep 18, 2022)

New Report Claims YouTube Is Cashing in on Misogyny, Racism, and Targeted Harassment

In an exclusive interview with Rolling Stone, Bot Sentinel founder Christopher Bouzy explains how the video sharing giant seems to be profiting off hate speech. More >>

Rolling Stone (Sep 13, 2022)