Researchers: Nearly Half Of Accounts Tweeting About Coronavirus Are Likely Bots
Nearly half of the accounts tweeting about the coronavirus pandemic are likely bots, Carnegie Mellon researchers say, adding that the tweets appeared aimed at sowing divisions in America.
Nearly half of accounts tweeting about #Covid19 may be bots, researchers from Carnegie Mellon U. report; many aim to sow dissent & worsen the impact of the pandemic. The depravity of that boggles my mind. Makes you actually hope there's a hell.
We've seen no evidence to support the claim that "nearly half of the accounts Tweeting about #COVID19 are likely bots.” 🧵 with a few thoughts on the subject...
Researchers: Nearly Half Of Accounts Tweeting About Coronavirus Are Likely Bots : Coronavirus Live Updates : NPR ⁦
The pandemic is exasperating existing problems in the society, but this amount of misinformation is mindboggling. ”We're seeing up to two times as much bot activity as we'd predicted based on previous natural disasters, crises and elections.”
Researchers: Nearly Half Of Accounts Tweeting About Coronavirus Are Likely Bots
How does one even know if an account is a bot or a person? Researchers: Nearly Half Of Accounts Tweeting About Coronavirus Are Likely Bots : NPR
Researchers: Nearly Half Of Accounts Tweeting About Coronavirus Are Likely Bots : Coronavirus Live Updates : NPR
Nearly half of the Twitter accounts spreading messages on the social media platform about the coronavirus pandemic are likely bots, according to researchers at Carnegie Mellon University
Researchers culled through more than 200 million tweets since January discussing the coronavirus. They found that about 45% were sent by accounts that behave more like computerized robots than humans.
Be aware of misinformation campaigns about the coronavirus. "Nearly half of the Twitter accounts spreading messages on the social media platform about the coronavirus pandemic are likely bots," Carnegie Mellon University researchers estimate.
Nearly half of the accounts tweeting about the coronavirus pandemic are likely bots, Carnegie Mellon researchers say, adding that the tweets appeared aimed at sowing divisions in America.
Sounds familiar. A sophisticated, coordinated social media propaganda campaign using lots of bots to sow division, this time trying to tear Americans apart on our response to the pandemic. Somebody aligned with Trump. Hmm. Who could it be?
Researchers: Nearly Half Of Accounts Tweeting About Coronavirus Are Likely Bots
A new study finds nearly half of the Twitter accounts posting about the coronavirus pandemic are likely bots. Researchers said the tweets appeared aimed at sowing division in America.
Researchers: Nearly Half Of Accounts Tweeting About Coronavirus Are Likely Bots : Coronavirus Live Updates : NPR
“Researchers culled through more than 200 million tweets since January discussing the virus and found that about 45% were sent by accounts that behave more like computerized robots than humans.”
Researchers culled through more than 200 million tweets since January about the coronavirus. They found that about 45% were sent by accounts that behave more like computerized robots than humans.
Researchers combed through more than 200 million tweets since January about the coronavirus. They found that about 45% were sent by accounts that behave more like computerized robots than humans.
Nearly half of the Twitter accounts spreading messages on the social media platform about the coronavirus pandemic are likely bots, researchers at Carnegie Mellon U. found. The tweets appeared aimed at sowing division in America. via ⁦
Be careful where you're getting your #COVID19 info. Half of the accts tweeting about the #pandemic are bots. Don't engage in lengthy back & forth w/ suspicious accts. Bots are built to sow discord & mistrust. When you engage w/ them, you amplify them.
Oh so relevant for my discussion with today ...2pm ET!
Block, block, block. Don't waste your time engaging robots.
A study finds nearly half the accounts tweeting about #coronavirus are likely bots spreading misinformation about the pandemic's spread and impact. reports researchers at say the origins are likely Russian or Chinese propaganda arms.
More and more of social media is driven by automated propaganda networks: "We're seeing up to two times as much bot activity as we'd predicted based on previous natural disasters, crises and elections," Carley said.
There should be a warning label on social media: Researchers from Carnegie Mellon Univ say nearly half of all accounts tweeting about coronavirus appear to be bot accounts. They've identified 100 false narratives about Covid-19 coming from those bots.
Nearly half of the Twitter accounts spreading messages on the social media platform about the coronavirus pandemic are likely bots, according to researchers at Carnegie Mellon University
The same playbook we see with climate change
Why Most Tweeted Corona Research Findings Are False
"Researchers identified more than 100 false narratives about COVID-19 that are proliferating on Twitter by accounts controlled by bots." More reason to VET your sources and #ListenToExperts about the #coronavirus #COVID19 pandemic, folks.🧐 Be aware.🤔
45% - "the proportion of 200 mln tweets about the coronavirus that were probably from fake accounts designed to sow disinformation" ( via ) : High time to reshare our Global Science Portal with the latest on COVID-19:
Nearly Half Of Accounts Tweeting About Coronavirus Are Likely Bots #covid19 #IAmNotARobot #arobotwouldsaythat
"Researchers identified more than 100 false narratives about COVID-19 that are proliferating on Twitter by accounts controlled by bots." (It doesn't have to be like this.)
This is nuts: Carnegie Mellon study finds 45% of COVID misinformation tweets come from automated bots. No wonder the information landscape is such a mess. Straight up digital warfare.
"Nearly half of the Twitter accounts spreading messages on the social media platform about the coronavirus pandemic are likely bots, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University said Wednesday."
Nearly half of Twitter accounts Tweeting about #coronavirus and #COVID19 are probably bots, and Tweets are designed to sow division in the US. 😔
Researchers: Nearly Half Of Accounts Tweeting About Coronavirus Are Likely Bots
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Researchers: Nearly Half Of Accounts Tweeting About Coronavirus Are Likely Bots : Coronavirus Live Updates : NPR
Nearly Half Of Accounts Tweeting About Coronavirus Are Likely Bots
Researchers combed thru 2M Tweets about #coronavirus and found that nearly half were sent by bots, spreading >100 false narratives, misinformation + conspiracy theories -- this can have disastrous real-world consequences
Researchers: Nearly Half Of Accounts Tweeting About Coronavirus Are Likely Bots #twitter #propaganda #bots #Covid_19
Researchers: Nearly Half Of Accounts Tweeting About Coronavirus Are Likely Bots
"We do know that it looks like it's a propaganda machine, and it definitely matches the Russian and Chinese playbooks, but it would take a tremendous amount of resources to substantiate that"
No kidding ▶️ Researchers: Nearly Half Of Accounts Tweeting About Coronavirus Are Likely Bots🤖
No, spokesman, *nobody* who refers to bots means "individuals who would prefer to be anonymous for personal or safety reasons". 🙄
Researchers: Nearly Half Of Accounts Tweeting About Coronavirus Are Likely Bots : Coronavirus Live Updates : NPR
Researchers: Nearly Half Of Accounts Tweeting About #Coronavirus Are Likely Bots : Coronavirus Live Updates : NPR #Covid19
Researchers: Nearly Half Of Accounts Tweeting About Coronavirus Are Likely Bots