Video: Spot the bot

How politicians use bots to manipulate the public.

Wondering how to tell if you're talking to a Twitter bot or not? In this video, Phil Howard shows you how to spot the bot.


6 years ago
How to spot Twitter bots with Phil Howard from from and the University of Washington. 0:40

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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