Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Bot and fake account still spreading false news and hoaxes in Twitter


IllustrationIllustration - Research conducted by the Knight Foundation found that there were still fake accounts on Twitter that spread false news or hoaxes related to 2016 United States Presidential Election.

They say 80 percent of the accounts are still active and make 'more than one million tweets' in one day. Reporting from the Axios website, Friday, October 5, 2018, more than 10 million tweets from 700 thousand accounts were found to be connected with 600 news outlets regarding hoaxes and conspiracies.

Of the approximately 10 million tweets analyzed, more than 6.6 million tweets related to hoaxes and conspiracy before the US Presidential Election two years ago. Meanwhile, after the presidential election there are still 4 million tweets related to these two things.

In addition, around 65 percent of this hoax news link during the presidential election took place in the 10 largest sites, where 9 of the 10 news sites spread fake news one month before and six months after the presidential election.

Meanwhile, the hoax information dissemination account is estimated to come from bots and semi-automatic accounts. The types of accounts promised by Twitter will be abolished.


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