Can Canadians Spot a Political Bot? Fair Elections May Depend on it

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CBC Radio – The Current – Transcript - · April 13

Do you know what a bot looks like?

Most people don't, according to Ben Nimmo, and as they become more prevalent in Canadian politics, that might be a problem.

Bots are fake accounts online, created to look like normal users, for example, on Twitter. They are then used to like or retweet something, often in the thousands (also known as a bot herd). Real people pick up on the tweet, sharing it further, and pushing it to the top of trending lists, putting it in front of even more people.

Read the full article at:
http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/can-canadians-spot-a-political-bot-fair-elections-may-depend-on-it-1.4617028

JULY 2018

Vol. 12 - No. 12










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