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Quick thread about a small set of bots I ran into this morning. Every once in a while I randomly check the @SecureDemocracy dashboard it's usually the same things. Today #WeAreCorbyn popped up. Figured I would check it out. #Botspot #Russia #KremlinTrolls
Tweeting this kinda as I go.
1st thing pull data on the hashtag.
visual studio code, python, and tweepy.
I only pulled about 40k tweets, not that many.
next step is to crack open that .csv file and remove all the duplicate accounts leaving only one row per account.
Then start sorting. IF there is a pattern you will notice it almost immediately.

Here 16 accounts show up with the same stats, sorted by tweet source. Bots.
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Mega Thread on Bots and Trolls: How to Identify, Neutralize and Avoid


Let’s start with the deepest most intricate info first via @trollhuntress.

Please bookmark this quoted thread and spread it around as often as possible.
#BotSpot: Twelve Ways to Spot a Bot…
Are you arguing with a bot? Here's how to know.…
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Thread: The funniest thing about that network of blue-haired pornbots which has been going around for a while?

The way they quote Jane Austen.

This is the first one I found. Oddly, it was being followed by @StoppingWW3, which was Ian56789's backup account at the time.
Reverse search the profile picture, and see how many more accounts use the same one.

Talk about mass production...
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H/t @josh_emerson for the initial tip on this one: an apparently Russian commercial botnet boosting political messages in Mexico.…
There have been claims already of Russian bots interfering in the Mexican election.

Most of the scans we've run haven't shown anything of the sort.

Always important to remember: not all bots are Russian. And even genuine Russian bots aren't always there for interference.
But then you come across retweets of stuff like this: a post from the Mexican Green Party.

By Петр Смирнов and Игорь, apparently.
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