Thu, Oct 25, 2018

#BotSpot: Journalist’s Death Followed by Fake Accounts

Conspiracy theory spread by bot accounts and pro-Saudi influencers in the wake of Jamal Khashoggi’s death

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Mon, Jul 30, 2018

#BotSpot: Bots Join Backlash Against Islamophobic Cartoon Contest

The Dutch far-right organized an inflammatory cartoon contest involving Islamophobic material and bots joined the backlash

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Mon, Jun 4, 2018

#BotSpot: Sex And Sensibility

A horde of Jane Austen-quoting bots leads to Russian porn sites

Botspot Social Media

Fri, Apr 20, 2018

#BotSpot: Bots Target Malaysian Elections

17,000 bots target Malaysian opposition party ahead of the General Elections on May 9

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Thu, Mar 29, 2018

#BotSpot: Obituary of a Botnet

Accounts are created, post thousands of time, and disappear

Botspot Social Media

Wed, Jan 10, 2018

#BotSpot: A Botnet Is Born

We catch the moment that a probable botnet is created


Fri, Dec 29, 2017

#BotSpot: How Bot-Makers Decorate Bots

Tracing the mind games of those who create fake accounts

Botspot Social Media

Thu, Dec 21, 2017

Russian Trolls Target British MPs

Online abuse from pro-Russian, and apparently Russian, accounts


Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Putin’s Online Cheerleaders

The “patriots” behind pro-Kremlin, anti-Morgan Freeman memes

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Sun, Oct 1, 2017

#BotSpot: Bots Boost NFL Divides

Identifying botnets amplifying #TakeAKnee and #BoycottNFL

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Thu, Sep 14, 2017

#BotSpot: Memes Target Der Spiegel, Merkel

German far-right Twitter activists use bots to make hashtags trend

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