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Who’s at the controls of Iran’s bot army?

by Mike Wendling, BBC

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The US government held a contest to identify evil propaganda robots on Facebook and Twitter

by Matt Weinberger, Business Insider

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Bad News Bots: How Civil Society Can Combat Automated Online Propaganda

Indeed, bot strategies are similar to push polling, an insidious form of negative campaigning that disguises persuasion as opinion polling in an effort to affect elections. However, in many ways bots are more detrimental to society. Indeed, the American Association of Public Opinion Researchers has a well-crafted statement about why push polls are bad for political discourse, and many of the complaints about negative campaigning apply to bots as well. (Sam Woolley & Phil Howard, Tech President)

(Clever Script Kiddies by DeNovo Broome, CC BY 2.0)

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