First experimental results about bot identification

We just got our first results from an experiment (n=65) dealing with the question whether accounts that are labeled as bots are also identified as bots by human users and what effects this has on how human users perceive these accounts. In this experiment, we were concerned with the perception of bots in general and […]

Publication about automated political communication on Twitter

An article by Florian Muhle, Robert Ackland and Timothy Graham on the popularity and influence of automated accounts in online conversations during the US presidential election campaign 2016 has been published, based on a presentation at the 39th Congress of the German Sociological Association. It can be downloaded here: http://publikationen.soziologie.de/index.php/kongressband_2018/article/view/1091