Twitter Bots Have Had A Lot To Say This Election
Nearly 20 percent of Twitter's election-related tweets were from bot accounts.By Ryan Biek | November 8, 2016
It's been a long, grueling election, filled with 1 billion tweets –– many of which were penned by robots.
According to a new study, about 400,000 Twitter accounts are actually bots. And those robots are responsible for nearly 20 percent of Twitter's election-related tweets.
The researchers tracked popular hashtags, such as #trump2016 and #imwithher, and analyzed accounts with a program called BotOrNot.