Inside the tool set of automation: Free social bot code revisited

Dennis Assenmacher, L. Adam, Lena Frischlich, Heike Trautmann, Christian Grimme*

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Abstract

Social bots have recently gained attention in the context of public opinion manipulation on social media platforms. While a lot of research effort has been put into the classification and detection of such automated programs, it is still unclear how technically sophisticated those bots are, which platforms they target, and where they originate from. To answer these questions, we gathered repository data from open source collaboration platforms to identify the status-quo of social bot development as well as first insights into the overall skills of publicly available bot code.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDisinformation in open online media
EditorsChristian Grimme, Mike Preuß, Frank Takes, Annie Waldherr
Place of PublicationWiesbaden
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Pages101-114
Number of pages14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
EventMultidisciplinary International Symposium on Disinformation in Open Online Media, MISDOOM 2019 - Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 27 Feb 20191 Mar 2019
https://2019.misdoom.org/

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer
Volume12021

Conference

ConferenceMultidisciplinary International Symposium on Disinformation in Open Online Media, MISDOOM 2019
Abbreviated titleMISDOOM 2019
CountryGermany
CityHamburg
Period27/02/191/03/19
Internet address

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