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Christopher Bouzy, the founder of bot tracking platform Bot Sentinel, conducted a Twitter analysis for Business Insider and found bots and trolls are using hashtags like #ReOpenNC, #ReopenAmericaNow, #StopTheMadness, #ENDTHESHUTDOWN, and #OperationGridlock to spread disinformation. According to Bouzy, the bots and trolls are spreading conspiracy theories about Democrats wanting to hurt the economy to make Trump look bad, Democrats trying to take away people's civil liberties, and Democrats trying to prevent people from voting. More >>
Business Insider (Apr 24, 2020)
In the intervening months, I had also become aware of Bot Sentinel, a platform that classifies Twitter accounts based on their tendency to engage in misleading and coordinated behavior—in other words, their penchant to act like a troll on Twitter. More >>
LAWFARE (Feb 28, 2020)
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)
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)
“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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)