Twitter Bot Analysis Receives Wide Media Coverage

| March 16, 2017

Ferrara’s Twitter bot analysis gains traction around the world

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Emilio Ferrara and his team created the first free bot detection tool for Twitter

An analysis of Twitter bots led by ISI’s Emilio Ferrara is garnering high-profile media coverage around the globe.

To be presented at the International AAAI (Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence) Conference on Web and Social Media in May 2017, the paper asserts that as many as 48 million of Twitter’s active monthly users likely are bots.

More than 35 domestic and 25 foreign news outlets covered the story in three days, including the Wall Street Journal, ABC and CBS news, and the United Kingdom’s Daily Mail. A research summary and the full list can be found on Ferraras blog.

Published on March 16th, 2017

Last updated on May 16th, 2024

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