Trump was almost ten times more popular with Russian Twitter bots than Clinton

In the run-up to the 2016 US election, Russian bots shared Donald Trump’s tweets 470,000 times — nearly ten times those of Hillary Clinton. The figures come courtesy of Twitter, who shared the data with Congress for a review into Russian influence on the election. In the period September 1 to November 15, 2016, Russian bots accounted for more than four percent of Trump’s retweets. See also: Twitter won’t ban Donald Trump because he’s special Kaspersky sues Trump administration over government software ban EFF: Twitter users have a First Amendment right not to be blocked by President Trump Twitter admits… [Continue Reading]
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