Online Human-Bot Interactions: Detection, Estimation, and Characterization

  title={Online Human-Bot Interactions: Detection, Estimation, and Characterization},
  author={Onur Varol and Emilio Ferrara and Clayton A. Davis and Filippo Menczer and Alessandro Flammini},
Increasing evidence suggests that a growing amount of social media content is generated by autonomous entities known as social bots. In this work we present a framework to detect such entities on Twitter. We leverage more than a thousand features extracted from public data and meta-data about users: friends, tweet content and sentiment, network patterns, and activity time series. We benchmark the classification framework by using a publicly available dataset of Twitter bots. This training data… CONTINUE READING
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