The Brexit Botnet and User-Generated Hyperpartisan News

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Bastos, Marco; Mercea, Dan;
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1177/0894439317734157
  • Subject: Brexit, Twitter, Fake news, Sockpuppets, Retweets cascades, Political bots | JN | JN101 | QA75 | PN

In this paper we uncover a network of Twitterbots comprising 13,493 accounts that tweeted the U.K. E.U. membership referendum, only to disappear from Twitter shortly after the ballot. We compare active users to this set of political bots with respect to temporal tweetin... View more
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