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Fri May 22, 2020, 07:35 PM

Roughly half the Twitter accounts pushing to 'reopen America' are bots, researchers found.

Have bot, will tweet: Interesting news coming out of Carnegie Mellon University.

https://www.businessinsider.com/nearly-half-of-reopen-america-twitter-accounts-are-bots-report-2020-5

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Reply Roughly half the Twitter accounts pushing to 'reopen America' are bots, researchers found. (Original post)
Efilroft Sul Friday OP
leftieNanner Friday #1
Iliyah Friday #5
iluvtennis Friday #8
Buzz cook Friday #2
onecaliberal Friday #12
The Magistrate Friday #3
Efilroft Sul Friday #6
Freethinker65 Friday #4
warmfeet Friday #7
bucolic_frolic Friday #9
C Moon Friday #10
dlk Friday #11
SergeStorms Friday #13
Efilroft Sul Saturday #15
lostnfound Friday #14
Efilroft Sul Saturday #16

Response to Efilroft Sul (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 07:36 PM

1. Putin wants to weaken America

in every way he can.

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #1)

Fri May 22, 2020, 08:11 PM

5. So does republicans . .

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #1)

Fri May 22, 2020, 09:53 PM

8. + 1. nt

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Response to Efilroft Sul (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 07:38 PM

2. So if you ban half randomly

The odds are good you'll get 1/2 the bots. Repeat till all the bots are gone.

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Response to Buzz cook (Reply #2)

Fri May 22, 2020, 10:31 PM

12. I've blocked a ton of them.

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Response to Efilroft Sul (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 07:46 PM

3. If Monitors Can Find This Out, So Can The Proprietors, Sir

They could shut this down in a twinkling if they chose, and if they do not, that is the result of a deliberate decision to host this sort of destructive rot.

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #3)

Fri May 22, 2020, 08:18 PM

6. You know it. Bots are good for business, but not for the public interest. It's a deliberate choice.

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Response to Efilroft Sul (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 07:56 PM

4. Seems about right.

Even in GOP strongholds, people are staying close to their homes or at least their communities.

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Response to Efilroft Sul (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 09:42 PM

7. bots cause death.

We are allowing computer bots to kill us. Some fun!

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Response to Efilroft Sul (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 09:54 PM

9. We are being fed bullshit

There were many titles on YouTube today and tonight that chronicled Election Night 2016 and Trump's election. This cannot be a random event, somebody's pushing it big time.

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Response to Efilroft Sul (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 10:02 PM

10. Here we go again. Hold on everyone! Putin's busy behind the scenes.

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Response to Efilroft Sul (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 10:30 PM

11. Putin's goal is chaos

Hasnít he succeeded with his buddy Trump!

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Response to Efilroft Sul (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 10:44 PM

13. I read that the original accounts...

used to start the reopen America protests were owned by the DeVos family. They're just as active in dirty right-wing politics as the Koch family.

https://www.alternet.org/2020/04/conservative-group-linked-to-devos-family-organizes-protest-of-coronavirus-restrictions-in-michigan/

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #13)

Sat May 23, 2020, 03:20 AM

15. I'll say this about them: They know how to use "freedom" as a fig leaf for their greedy motivations.

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Response to Efilroft Sul (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 11:09 PM

14. Half the accounts, what percent of the tweets?

Bots are prolific.

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Response to lostnfound (Reply #14)

Sat May 23, 2020, 03:21 AM

16. That's a great question. I'll have to ask my CMU friends.

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