Collective behaviour of social bots is encoded in their temporal Twitter activity

  title={Collective behaviour of social bots is encoded in their temporal Twitter activity},
  author={and Chang-Yih Duh and Marjan Slak Rupnik and Dean Korosak},
  journal={Big data},
  volume={6 2},
Computational propaganda deploys social or political bots to try to shape, steer, and manipulate online public discussions and influence decisions. Collective behavior of populations of social bots has not been yet widely studied, although understanding of collective patterns arising from interactions between bots would aid social bot detection. In this study, we show that there are significant differences in collective behavior between population of bots and population of humans as detected… 

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