Bots, #StrongerIn, and #Brexit: Computational Propaganda during the UK-EU Referendum

@article{Howard2016BotsA,
  title={Bots, \#StrongerIn, and \#Brexit: Computational Propaganda during the UK-EU Referendum},
  author={Philip N. Howard and Bence Kollanyi},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2016},
  volume={abs/1606.06356}
}
Bots are social media accounts that automate interaction with other users, and they are active on the StrongerIn-Brexit conversation happening over Twitter. These automated scripts generate content through these platforms and then interact with people. Political bots are automated accounts that are particularly active on public policy issues, elections, and political crises. In this preliminary study on the use of political bots during the UK referendum on EU membership, we analyze the tweeting… 

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