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Ticket bots ruined live events before the pandemic—will the BOTS Act make a difference?

More ticketed events are happening—and bots seem to be coming with them.

On Aug 5, 2021 by Jules Schulman

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Twitter verified a number of bot accounts—raising questions about security (updated)

Six users with fake profile pics were seemingly verified less than one month after being created.

On Jul 12, 2021 by Mikael Thalen

Twitter Fake Accounts Black Trump Voters

Twitter suspends fake accounts posing as Black supporters of Trump

Some of the accounts had amassed a substantial following.

On Oct 14, 2020 by Andrew Wyrich

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Ivanka Trump couldn’t be bothered to tag the right Tiffany Trump in her birthday post

She appeared to tag a bot account instead.

On Oct 13, 2020 by Onaje McDowelle

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Is a Russian bot campaign targeting the Rock for endorsing Biden?

No. But a simple internet joke seems to have sent Twitter into a frenzy.

On Sep 28, 2020 by Mikael Thalen

The Botnet social network simulator makes you famous among millions of bots

Be an influencer on this app, where a million bots are designed to hype you up

Become famous, loved, and loathed on a virtual social media plaform.

On Feb 12, 2020 by Mikael Thalen

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Who’s afraid of a Twitter bot?

Bots are everywhere.

On Feb 10, 2020 by Whitney Kimball

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Does ‘Rise of Skywalker’ have the same political troll problem as ‘The Last Jedi’?

The question arises after a study found bots and political trolls largely fueled the ‘Last Jedi’ backlash.

On Dec 26, 2019 by Mikael Thalen

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Facebook just purged a massive network of fake pro-Trump accounts

Many of the fake accounts used AI-generated faces for their profile pictures.

On Dec 20, 2019 by Mikael Thalen

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Russian bots targeting Joe Biden on Instagram

Facebook removed dozens of accounts intent on undermining the Biden campaign.

On Oct 21, 2019 by Brooke Sjoberg

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Congress investigating whether vaping manufacturers used social media bots

Bots are responsible for the majority of e-cig marketing messages, but it's unclear if it's at the behest of manufacturers. 

On Oct 14, 2019 by Eilish O'Sullivan

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Trump’s account is propped up by ‘Trollbots’—and Twitter isn’t doing anything about it

Real people or not, 'trollbots' are prolific when it comes to spreading disinformation.

On Oct 3, 2019 by Claire Goforth

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California’s new bot transparency law goes into effect

Just don't expect it to hinder those Russian bots any time soon.

On Jul 5, 2019 by Mikael Thalen

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Facebook banned billions of fake accounts in the first 3 months of this year

The company says the vast number is due to 'automated attacks by bad actors.'

On May 23, 2019 by Mikael Thalen

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What is Exobot, the frightening new banking app trojan?

Your banking app could be stealing information.

On Apr 30, 2019 by Ben Dickson