Tag Archives: civics

First! How ‘#WhoIsNeil’ Gamed Trump’s Twitter Bots

by Alyssa Bereznak, The Ringer

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The Ad Council created a Facebook bot to help with voter registration

by Patrick Kulp, Mashable

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R/GA and Ad Council built a voting bot to drive Millennials to the polls

by Ilyse Liffreing, campaign us

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How a chat bot is helping homeless people find housing

by Selena Larson, The Daily Dot

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Toronto Twitter bot tracks pedestrian and cyclist collisions

by Luke Simcoe, Toronto Metro

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The Best Twitter Bots for Keeping Tabs on the Government

by Sarah Jeong, Motherboard

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Twitter Bot Helps Chicago Officials Find Dirty Restaurants

Many cities have hotlines where citizens can report getting food poisoning from restaurants, but not everybody uses them. So, in a recent project, the city of Chicago sought food poisoning cases by setting an algorithm to mine Chicago-area tweets for complaints. The Chicago Department of Public Health’s Twitter bot, plus a new online complaint form, helped the department identify 133 restaurants for inspections over a 10-month period. Twenty-one of those restaurants failed inspection and 33 passed with “critical or serious” violations. Not a bad haul. (Francie Diep, Popular Science)

stylized drawing showing a pizza and people feeling sick

Image: From an infographic for Foodborne Chicago by Payal Patel Designs

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