IU professor creates BotSlayer app to help journalists, general public tell lies from truth in Tweets.
Election Day (Nov. 3) is just 13 days away—as you research the candidates, are you getting accurate information?
The BotSlayer app, developed by Filippo Menczer, director of the IU Observatory on Social Media, will help you track and detect potential manipulation of information spreading on Twitter.
BotSlayer uses an algorithm to flag hashtags, links, accounts, and media that are trending and amplified in a coordinated fashion, most likely by bots. A dashboard helps users explore the Tweets and accounts associated with suspicious campaigns via Twitter, visualize their spread, and search related images and content on Google.
In a recent article in the Indiana Daily Student, Menczer said, “… We are all vulnerable to manipulation through social media.”
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