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Video: Spot the bot

How politicians use bots to manipulate the public.
How to spot Twitter bots with Phil Howard from from PoliticalBots.org and the University of Washington. 0:40
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Phil Howard studies political bots — social media accounts designed to influence public opinion — and the coders and governments who run them. 

We mentioned this Twitter bot that tweets anytime Wikipedia is edited from a Canadian Government IP address. 


Want to be a more savvy social media user? Check out Phil's tips to Spot the Bot!

 

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