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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Detecting Bots

Not very useful, but an interesting look at how Twitter bots might be detected.  This implies you will very carefully consider every tweet and its context.   Most people do not do that.   So not sure this works for casual scanning.    In some of these cases a machine can, but the bot machines are also adjusting to provide the right level of human-ness.

How to tell if you’re talking to a bot
The five best ways to detect fake social-media accounts.
By Will Knight in MIT Technology Review ... "

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