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Bot-hunter: A Tiered Approach to Detecting & Characterizing Automated Activity on Twitter

  title={Bot-hunter: A Tiered Approach to Detecting \& Characterizing Automated Activity on Twitter},
  author={David M. Beskow and Kathleen M. Carley},
As malicious automated agents, or bots, are increasingly used to manipulate the global marketplace of information and beliefs, their detection, characterization, and at times neutralization is an important aspect of a national security operations. Unhindered, these information campaigns, assisted by automated agents, can begin slowly changing a society and its norms. Within this context, we seek to lay the groundwork for bot-hunter, a Tiered Approach to bot detection and characterization, while… 

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