Pro-Trump highly automated accounts ‘colonised’ pro-Clinton Twitter campaign
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- Twitter bot trump
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In a sample of 19.4m tweets sent between 1-9 November 2016, containing anti-Hillary/pro-Trump hash tags, pro-trump activity increased from a ratio of 4:1 before the first debate to 5:1 on Election Day. By the time of the election 81% of highly automated content involved some form of Trump messaging.
Traffic from automated pro-Trump accounts stopped once it was clear Trump would win the election.
We can’t say who was behind the highly automated pro-Trump accounts but they were purposeful, thoughtful and deliberate about when to release messages, what those messages should be, and what their targets were. We found similarities in the rhythm of the pro-Trump Twitter campaign and that successfully employed by the Leave campaign in the run up to the EU referendum in the UK.
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