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New BotSlayer tool identifies bot-led misinformation campaigns

Thursday, Sep 12th 2019 by Stephanie Hernandez McGavin

The newest tool in the Observatory on Social Media’s (OSoMe) toolbox has arrived. The research center just launched an open beta version of BotSlayer for the public to try.  BotSlayer, which expands off of the OSoMe tool Bot Electioneering Volume (BEV), can identify bot campaigns on Twitter before they escalate. But while BEV was created specifically to visualize bot activity on Twitter during the 2018 U.S. Midterm Election, BotSlayer will run continuously.  OSoMe Director Filippo Menczer said applications like BotSlayer are important in preventing bots from manipulating public opinion. “We developed BotSlayer to make it easier for journalists and political campaigns to monitor... Read More

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