Released: May 21, 2020
Nearly half of accounts tweeting about coronavirus are likely bots
Source: Bobby Allyn - NPR
Nearly half of the Twitter accounts spreading messages on the social media platform about the coronavirus pandemic are likely bots, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University said on Wednesday.
Researchers culled through more than 200 million tweets since January discussing the virus and found that about 45% were sent by accounts that behave more like computerized robots than humans.
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