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  • finding social bot comments

    Is there a way to tell that comments left on your social media page are from social bots? These social bots seem to be getting more sophisticated all the time.

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    It turns out that there are significant differences between human accounts and bot accounts. Bots tend to retweet far more often than humans and they also have longer usernames and younger accounts. By contrast, humans receive more replies, mentions, and retweets.

    For those interested, Ferrara and co have made their Bot or Not? algorithm available at this website. Simply enter the screen name of the Twitter user and it will analyze its features and most recent posts to determine the likelihood of it being a social bot.