Twitter bots spread misinformation in 2016 US presidential election: Study
Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 7:42 PM
Automated Twitter accounts or "bots" played a disproportionate role in spreading misinformation online during the 2016 US presidential election, according to study. The research, published in the journal Nature Communications, analysed 14 million messages and 4,00,000 articles shared on Twitter between May 2016 and March 2017. The period spans the end of the 2016 presidential primaries and the presidential inauguration on January 20, 2017.