U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > Canada
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Old 04-12-2019, 12:30 PM
Location: Canada
4,163 posts, read 2,890,159 times
Reputation: 5451


... or humans amplified by bots.


The report analyzed 2,995 unique users using the #abpoli and #ableg hashtags on Twitter and found more than 800 accounts were bots or humans amplified by bots, accounting for over half a million tweets (587,000) in a five-week period covering January and February 2019.
“They can inflate social media rankings, duping reporters, the public and even parties and politicians into thinking a post has more support than it actually does. For the most part, amplifier bots are just a nuisance, but they can be troubling if media coverage continues to rely uncritically on social media statistics.”
”We’ve seen the use of bots during the last federal election,” he continued. “And also we saw it during the Ontario election. There were some allegations about bots during the Ontario PC race.”
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 04-13-2019, 07:28 PM
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
17,102 posts, read 27,590,820 times
Reputation: 27870
That's disturbing. Technology is a wonderful thing. It's also a terrible thing.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > Canada
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top