Bots on X worse than ever according to analysis of 1m tweets during first Republican primary debate

  • September 9, 2023
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Researchers identify sprawling bot network of 1,305 accounts active during Republican debate and Donald Trump interview

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Bot activity on the platform formerly known as Twitter is worse than ever, according to researchers, despite X’s new owner, Elon Musk, claiming a crackdown on bots as one of his key reasons for buying the company.

“It is clear that X is not doing enough to moderate content and has no clear strategy for dealing with political disinformation,” Assoc Prof Timothy Graham tells Guardian Australia.

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