The rise of social bots

@article{Ferrara2016TheRO,
  title={The rise of social bots},
  author={Emilio Ferrara and Onur Varol and Clayton A. Davis and Filippo Menczer and Alessandro Flammini},
  journal={Communications of the ACM},
  year={2016},
  volume={59},
  pages={96 - 104}
}
Today's social bots are sophisticated and sometimes menacing. Indeed, their presence can endanger online ecosystems as well as our society. 

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