Spotting Political Social Bots in Twitter: A Use Case of the 2019 Spanish General Election

@article{PastorGalindo2020SpottingPS,
  title={Spotting Political Social Bots in Twitter: A Use Case of the 2019 Spanish General Election},
  author={Javier Pastor-Galindo and Mattia Zago and Pantaleone Nespoli and Sergio L{\'o}pez Bernal and Alberto Huertas Celdr{\'a}n and Manuel Gil P{\'e}rez and Jos{\'e} A. Ruip{\'e}rez-Valiente and Gregorio Mart{\'i}nez P{\'e}rez and F{\'e}lix G{\'o}mez M{\'a}rmol},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management},
  year={2020},
  volume={17},
  pages={2156-2170}
}
While social media has been proved as an exceptionally useful tool to interact with other people and massively and quickly spread helpful information, its great potential has been ill-intentionally leveraged as well to distort political elections and manipulate constituents. In this article at hand, we analyzed the presence and behavior of social bots on Twitter in the context of the November 2019 Spanish general election. Throughout our study, we classified involved users as social bots or… 
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