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Bots are waging a coronavirus disinformation campaign on social media

Christopher Bouzy, the founder of Bot Sentinel, did a Twitter analysis for Inverse and found these bots andtrollbots are making an array of false claims. These bots are claiming China intentionally created the virus, thatit's a biological weapon, that Democrats are overstating the threat to hurt Donald Trump and more. While wecan't confirm the origin of these bots, they are decidedly pro-Trump. More >>

Inverse (Feb 27, 2020)

Tweets by social media troll bots that target Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg spiked following his success in the Iowa caucus.

CNET senior producer Dan Patterson joined CBSN AM to break down the data behind the attack and why alleged troll bots target certain candidates. More >>

CBS (Feb 11, 2020)

Is There a Targeted Troll Campaign Against Lisa Page? A Bot Sentinel Investigation

“Homewrecker.” “Traitor.” “Tramp.” These are just some of the insults flung at Lisa Page—the former FBIlawyer whom President Trump has targeted for her text messages critical of him during the 2016 election—inthe almost 4,000 responses to a tweet she posted on Jan. 18. More >>

LAWFARE (Jan 22, 2020)

Bots are pushing conspiracy theories about Australia's fires

Christopher Bouzy, the founder of Bot Sentinel, helped Inverse look into the #ArsonEmergency hashtag andthe general bot and troll behavior surrounding the fires in Australia. Bot Sentinel is a platform that detects andtracks bots and trolls. More >>

Inverse (Jan 08, 2020)

The Middle East Was Already a Powder Keg of Misinformation. Trump Just Lit the Match.

Christopher Bouzy, a software engineer who runs Bot Sentinel, a platform that evaluates Twitter accounts for inauthentic behavior, saw similar overlap between the MAGA internet and anti-regime content. Bouzy published a dataset Monday of more than 460 Twitter accounts reeking of phoniness that had recently shared hashtags such as #Make_Iran_Great_Again, #RestartMIGA, and #Restart_Opposition. More >>

Vice News (Jan 08, 2020)