Twitter Bots

Under the Influence

Take This Test to See How Gullible You Are

In the era of fake news and questions of election interference, these researchers wanted to find out if a person’s susceptibility to persuasion could be quantified.
Daniel Oberhaus
3.19.18
Art

What it Means to Be an 'Experimental Computer Poet'

A conversation with Allison Parrish, the artist behind your favorite Twitter bots.
Mariana Fernandez
10.12.17
bots

The Same Twitter Bots That Helped Trump Tried to Sink Macron, Researcher Says

Emilio Ferrara analyzed pro-Trump bots during the 2016 election and found a link to anti-Macron bots in 2017.
Jordan Pearson
7.6.17
Trainspotting

This Twitter Bot Tracks Nuclear Waste Criss-Crossing Britain By Rail

*Sweat drips from forehead*.
Ben Sullivan
6.30.17
earth porn

You Should Be Following LandsatBot for All Your Earth Porn Needs

LandsatBot posts random shots of Earth every few hours, from the icy mountains of the Kyrgyz Republic to the verdant greens of Argentina.
Becky Ferreira
2.2.17
Donald Trump

Twitter Election Bots Hide Tons of Reply Spam Behind Boring Themed Accounts

From food to zombies, boring accounts are being used to blow up the mentions of Twitter influencers.
Shawn Musgrave
11.4.16
Twitter

This Bot Tries to Empathise With Your Emotional Tweets

Can empathy ever be automated?
Victoria Turk
9.15.16
Twitter

Follow a Trail of Twitter Porn Bots and This Is Where They'll Take You

Where did Viola13 want me to go?
Joseph Cox
8.9.16
Twitter

​A Bot Is Tweeting All 2.6 Million Words of the Chilcot Report

It'll be done quicker than the report took to write in the first place.
Joseph Cox
7.6.16
Twitter

The User Experience Researcher Who Was Fooled by a Twitter Bot

A user experience researcher now works with bots as part of her day job. But before that, she was fooled by one that seemed a little too human.
Peter Hess
4.1.16
Twitter

Emojis Are Art in This Twitter Bot ASCII Gallery

Tiny Gallery tweets a new emoji art "exhibition" every six hours.
Robert Barry
2.16.16
Twitter

Letters to the Editor: Exploding Guns, Future Bots, and War Porn

Read the mail.
Brian Merchant
11.20.15
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