“Life never matters in the DEMOCRATS MIND”: Examining strategies of retweeted social bots during a mass shooting event

@article{Kitzie2018LifeNM,
  title={“Life never matters in the DEMOCRATS MIND”: Examining strategies of retweeted social bots during a mass shooting event},
  author={Vanessa L. Kitzie and Ehsan Mohammadi and Amir Karami},
  journal={Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology},
  year={2018},
  volume={55},
  pages={254 - 263}
}
This exploratory study examines the strategies of social bots on Twitter that were retweeted following a mass shooting event. Using a case study method to frame our work, we collected over seven million tweets during a one‐month period following a mass shooting in Parkland, Florida. From this dataset, we selected retweets of content generated by over 400 social bot accounts to determine what strategies these bots were using and the effectiveness of these strategies as indicated by the number of… 

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