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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)

Trump’s account is propped up by ‘Trollbots’—and Twitter isn’t doing anything about it

Using Bot Sentinel to analyze accounts that responded to Trump’s Sept. 27 tweet, “I AM DRAINING THE SWAMP!” the Daily Dot found that nine of the first 10 pro-Trump responders were flagged as alarming or problematic, meaning they exhibit “activity and patterns” that respectively mimic or are similar to a trollbot account. Of the first 10 anti-Trump or resistance responses, four were classified as such. More >>

The Daily Dot (Oct 03, 2019)

Teenage Girls Are Leading The Climate Movement — And Getting Attacked For It

Meanwhile, upward of 5,000 tweets by suspected bots have mentioned Greta, according to an analysis by Bot Sentinel provided to BuzzFeed News. But it’s not just Greta. Other young girls in the movement are facing a flood of online abuse. It’s less clear where those attacks are coming from, but they involve a mix of regular accounts, trolls, and bots. More >>

BuzzFeed News (Sep 25, 2019)

Twitter Bots Are Trolling Climate Change Discussions: Analysis Shows How

According to Bot Sentinel, a “platform developed to detect and track political bots, trollbots, and untrustworthy accounts,” there was a major uptick in bots tweeting about climate change during CNN’s climate town hall on September 4, and there has been continued bot activity surrounding climate change conversations since. More >>

Inverse (Sep 17, 2019)