IT Information & Activities. Got bots? App detects manipulation of info distributing on Twitter

UITS Track: Election Day

IU professor creates BotSlayer software to assist reporters, general general public tell lies from truth in Tweets.

Election Day (Nov. 3) is simply 13 times away—as you research the prospects, will you be getting accurate information?

The BotSlayer software, manufactured by Filippo Menczer, manager regarding the IU Observatory on social media marketing, will allow you to monitor and identify manipulation that is potential of spreading on Twitter.

BotSlayer utilizes an algorithm to flag hashtags, links, records, and news which can be trending and amplified in a fashion that is coordinated almost certainly by bots. A dashboard assists users explore the Tweets and records connected with suspicious promotions via Twitter, visualize their spread, and search associated pictures and content on Bing. Read more