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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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