You are viewing a single comment's thread.

view the rest of the comments →


[–] derram 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago :

Third of Donald Trump's debate deplorables are mindless automatons • The Register

'The risk for Twitter and other social media companies is that bots come to dominate online discourse and drive people away. ', "But bots turn out to be ideal for parroting political messages – they're always on-message and they're undeterred by inconvenient facts."

'Hillary Clinton may have the most human supporters among those running for the US presidency, but Donald Trump has an edge among automatons. '

'"Political actors and governments worldwide have begun using bots to manipulate public opinion, choke off debate, and muddy political issues," the paper explains. '

'About a third of the pro-Trump traffic originated from bots and automated accounts, compared to about a fifth of pro-Clinton traffic. '

This has been an automated message.