Twitter bots play murky role in US presidential election campaign

June 22, 2016

Automated programs are a dominant, yet often underestimated, feature on the Internet. Bots, as these programs are also called, make up roughly 50 percent of all online traffic. In their simplest form, bots, short for robots, fulfill benign and banal tasks ;for instance, automatically tweeting the most current news headlines. DW and many other media organizations deploy bots doing exactly that.

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