Presidential Candidate Twitter Accounts: Bot or Not?
A Wall Street Journal Blog Post ran several US presidential candidates’ Twitter accounts through a bot detector to see how botlike they are. “The software works a little bit like our own brains, collecting thousands of data points. Does the account post messages in bursts like real humans or does it plod along at a regular cadence? Does its network of followers seem suspiciously robotic? Do its messages feel like they were written by humans or not? If you score 80% or higher, the odds are pretty good that you’re a bot; 40% or lower is considered absolutely human.” @ResearchBuzz, put through the same test, scores 35% bot.