Spot a Bot: Identifying Automation and Disinformation on Social Media (Medium)

Medium: Spot a Bot: Identifying Automation and Disinformation on Social Media. “…the good news is that most bots ― and their close cousins, ‘sockpuppets’ and ‘trolls’ ― exhibit some clear tell-tale signs. What follows is a list of those signs, based on our research into bots, sockpuppets, and disinformation on Twitter. With these signs, anyone can spot a bot, and resist the spread of disinformation online.” A long read but a good one.