Analyses | Public administration and legal system | 2016-08-08 | Sing Tao

How social media bots may influence elections



Nowadays, bots can do a lot of things. They are proficient social media users, capable of posting and sharing messages, and are increasingly hard to differentiate from human users. Thanks to their sheer number, they can flood the social network with praise and criticism of election candidates. This makes them a potent force on the political scene.

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