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social bot

(social roBOT) A program on the Internet that generates or repeats messages on social media such as Facebook and Twitter with the intent to sway its audience. Bots reside in the background and automatically spring into action based on certain events. For example, the social bots that influence U.S. elections look for known divisive subjects on Twitter and retweet new postings in huge quantities to agitate audiences on both sides of a position. They also spread fictitious stories created in phony accounts. See bot and botnet.
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Filippo Menczer, a professor at Indiana University, says more sophisticated "social bots" that engage with other users are probably active on Twitter and other networks but escaping detection.
Fake news, conspiracy theories, and deceptive social bots proliferate, facilitating the manipulation of public opinion.
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In this project, the researchers are investigating how automated systems and Social Bots influence opinion-making on the Internet.
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The bad news is that some experts with particular political or social agendas have developed information "robots" called "social bots" that can spread stories through Facebook and Twitter by impersonating media organisations, science institutions, or even personalities with (fake) millions of followers.
The parliamentary panel report said rising Jewish fears were partly due to "the growing importance of social media", which was "key to the spread of hate speech and anti-Semitic agitation." It called for closer online monitoring and for using legal instruments "to delete the social bots and fake accounts through which anti-Semitic hate speech is spread".
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By 2015, efforts to systematize and automate social engagement will result in the rise of social bots - automated software agents that can handle, to varying degrees, interaction with communities of users in a manner personalized to each individual.