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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)
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)
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)
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)
“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)
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)
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)
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)