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Al buen entendedor, pocas palabras... mitos, desinformación y las contradicciones del Presidente, con o sin peligro, el pánico será el mejor aliado de la 4T... Abro Hilo... @SimnTolomeo2 @basiliodelavega @salvador_agui @ferbelaunzaran @FerBetancourt9…
El presidente @lopezobrador_ hoy en su conferencia mañanera, se refirió al crucero con alerta de infección por #COVIDー19 al cual se le permitió llegar a Cozumel, analicemos su discurso al respecto, punto por punto...
"Nosotros dimos las instrucciones, para que se haga una inspección y se les permita, arribar y estar..."
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Desarticulemos el cuento de de la mañanera de hoy: Informan que "solo el 30% de los ataques a periodistas fueron bots" y "revelan" el origen de dichos ataques, pero como dicen las cosas y lo que no dicen revela mucho también.... Abro Hilo... @ferbelaunzaran @basiliodelavega
"solo el 30%", como si 30% fuera poco, casi un tercio y precisamente eso es más que suficiente para crear una tendencia e instigar la respuesta orgánica, así que seamos claros, SI FUERON ATAQUES INSTRUMENTADOS Y LA TENDENCIA FUE ARTIFICIAL
Según el informe las granjas de bots están asociadas a 3 cuentas "madre" y se menciona a @tumbaburross @JCRomeroHicks y Luis Calderón, hijo de @FelipeCalderon y @Mzavalagc, o al menos eso parece, pero ¿esto es factible?
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Due to some of the reports of "foreign influence" in #Chile I started looking around at some of the hashtags like #LaMarchaMasGrandeDeChile2 and found around 1300 bots. These are Ecuadorian #bots according to their bio location (#Ecuador) and tweets.
This network of bots has been popping up pretty constantly over the last year. And they seem to just be built to retweet various government and media personalities.
I noticed them because of this tweet.
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¿Se han preguntado por que los #bots del régimen traen una campaña desesperada en contra de @ClaudioXGG?, los boicots nunca han dado frutos y desde luego, matar al mensajero no resuelve los problemas de México, entonces ¿Cual es el punto?... Abro Hilo #ClaudioNoAmenaces
En efecto, desde las campañas los seguidores del ahora presidente @lopezobrador_ han inventado boicot tras boicot, contra coca cola, contra bimbo, contra walmart, bueno... contra quien se les ocurra y obviamente, los resultados han sido, en el mejor de los casos, anecdóticos...
Entonces ¿para que tanto pavada?, ¿por que todo el circo, maroma y teatro?, es obvio que no por dejar de denunciar la corrupción, esta va a dejar de existir, entonces ¿de que va todo esto?...
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Hi, @FrankPallone

I was one of the alleged bots #NotABot defamed for that @JoeSmyser @DrArturoNJ @NicholsonForNJ @PublicGoodProj @WSJ report.

Shall I expect an invite to @EnergyCommerce offices to sign in, in person, to my account?

We can also discuss manipulation of #data.
@FrankPallone @JoeSmyser @DrArturoNJ @NicholsonForNJ @PublicGoodProj @WSJ @EnergyCommerce 👈#NotABot we can discuss allegations as to why I and other's data has been used to accuse innocent people of committing what I consider crimes @JoeSmyser @DrArturoNJ @NicholsonForNJ @PublicGoodProj @WSJ @EnergyCommerce like marketing to children.
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I was looking around at the #Impeachment hashtag this morning and found a set of "russian" twitter #bots.
This guys tweet engagement (350+ retweets) is all bots.
They seem like spam bots but they are doing some interesting stuff so I figure I would post about them.
Here is what tipped me off to the bots. All the accounts are very similar.
I only say russian because the accounts use Cyrillic in their names and tweets.
They could be ran by anyone from anywhere, I really don't know.
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Hi #FBPE, we need to talk about #bots, I know many of you are informed and aware, but many more of us are not, and the whole #bot thing has got to a stage that IMHO we need more general awareness - thread⏬
Please share and RT
TLDR Summary
This thread isn't technical
It has some basic education
And then deals with strategic and political issues
IMHO bots are a bigger threat than many understand
Some networking across #FBPE could help
And maybe you can help
The rest of the thread explores these issues
Three steps for everyone
1. Education
Bots (& trolls, farms) are there to spread propaganda and fake news, to create dissent, undermine. Your first protection is knowing they exist and that you’ll meet them. Just reading this makes you safer. Be suspicious of unendorsed "friends"
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Many know I design #ConversationModels #Chatbots & #ai powered #VUI. Using that expertise for good is my mission in life. While twitter continues to close #FakeAccounts of the most egregious, and obvious, offenders - here is a primer to help our community spot & report #bots.
It’s important not to be swayed by #FakeAccounts or waste your time arguing with them. Identifying #bots in a Twitter thread has become a strange version of the Turing test. Here is are the data points you need to ID a #bot.
#ai #vui #chatbots #conversationmodels
User profile
The most common way to tell if an account is fake is to check out the profile. The most rudimentary #bots lack a photo, a link, or any bio. More sophisticated ones might use a photo stolen from the web, or an automatically generated account name.
#ai #vui #chatbot
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If we know that bots influence people's perception and decisions, why do social networks decide to intervene in China, but they don't do it here? - @CarlosPaezAgraz of @Mesurar from Mexico, expert on #bots & social media

¡Una buena pregunta! Mexico deserves some answers.
ICYMI @samuelwoolley has said "I would say that Mexico is the benchmark for the worst and most manipulative use of bots”

They've been dealing with this problem since at least 2011. Both Facebook and Twitter need to give them some answers already.
Interview with bot expert @AlbertoEscorcia of @loquesigue_ from Sept 2016 about the wide scale social media manipulation in Mexico:
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The far-right attacking the anti-fascists with a hammer, then switching the narratives claiming that the anti-fascists attacked them with a hammer. #Antifa means "anti-fascists." It is not an organization. If you are against fascists, YOU are antifa. #Portland
“Smear campaigns” against #antifa are used to create the image of internal enemy and “scapegoats.” Since Charlottesville, such campaigns against #Antifa became a compulsory exercise for #AltRight, #Kremlin #trolls and #Bots. #disinformation is an important tool in cyberwar.
In 2017, the online campaign used fake #antifa (an umbrella term for anti-fascist protestors) Twitter accounts to claim anti-fascists promoted violence against women supporting Trump or white supremacy. @bellingcat research showed the evidence of campaign orchestration on 4chan.
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The far-right spread disinfo on El Paso "siege"/"violence" planned "by Antifa" 3 days before Aug 3 shooting. A peaceful action was planned by native Americans/POC LGBT organization BorderResistance (no affiliation/mention of antifa) #ElPaso #elpasoshooter
The far-right and the Kremlin carried out an orchestrated attack on antifa for several years. A good thread by @RVAwonk
@RVAwonk “Smear campaigns” are used to create the image of internal enemy and “scape goats.” Since Charlottesville, such campaigns against #Antifa became a compulsory exercise for #AltRight, #Kremlin #trolls and #Bots. #disinformation is an important tool in cyberwar.
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For $10 on @DigitalOcean, you can setup a Ubuntu instance with #Splunk and #BOTS v2 dataset.
Here's how:
- Referral link -
- Create account. Add $10 bucks.
2. SSH to instance.
- WGET Splunk (…)
- Install Splunk
use the DEB package for ease -
dpkg -i Splunk.deb
Start Splunk:
\opt\splunk\bin\splunk start
I tend to use the tar file for install -…

tar xvzf splunk.tgz -C /opt
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Ready for #DigitalSherlocks@DFRLab
Nos da la bienvenida a #digitalSherlock @GrahamBrookie del @DFRLab, un programa que promete. Les iré contando por aquí! #desinformación
What’s a Stake: Democracy: los cambios tecnológicos son muy disruptivos para la sociedad y ello es riesgoso. Llevamos una década de retroceso democrático... Hay retos, pero hay que abordar el futuro con confianza,?dice @DamonMacWilson
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Watched @ECMcLaughlin today on #ResistanceLive. I agree, if @SpeakerPelosi continues to slow roll an overarching inquiry, I too will be funding & supporting her primary opponent - I too have been montering across all social platforms and foreign #bots are using #PsyOpps to attack
#Systematic & #Sweeping: Psychological warfare is the planned tactical use of propaganda, threats, & other non-combat techniques during wars, threats of war, or periods of geopolitical unrest to mislead, intimidate, demoralize, or otherwise influence behavior of an enemy.
@Facebook & @Twitter have trumpeted initiatives designed to prevent a repeat of the #2016ElectionObstruction, yet this week is evidence of how little has changed about the way Facebook & Twitter actually operate.
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@CSU @ManfredWeber 1/x Dann sorgt dafür, dass im @EUCouncil gegen diese unsägliche Reform gestimmt wird, die nur wenigen großen Verlegern und Verlagen hilft, aber Künstler, Freischaffende, selbst jeden EU Bürger zum Verlierer macht.
@CSU @ManfredWeber @EUCouncil 2/x Habt mal einen Arsch in der Hose, nicht dass euch da Lobbyisten reinkriechen, nein, um NEIN! zu sagen. NEIN WIR WOLLEN DAS NICHT!
Aber gut, träumen wird man ja mal dürfen.
@CSU @ManfredWeber @EUCouncil 3/x Denn wenn die #CDU,#CSU und @CDU_CSU_EP etwas gut kann, dann ist das jegliche Träume und Hoffnungen zu zerstören, eine ganze Generation zu diffamieren und zu verleugnen und wegen ihrer Bedenken zu #Artikel13/#Artikel17 als #bots zu bezeichnen.
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Conseil quand vous voyez un tweet de facho : copiez-coller son contenu dans la recherche Twitter.

Vous trouverez quasi-systématiquement des tweets 100% identiques, en nombre.

#AstroTurfing #Bots
Alors bien sûr de vrais et authentiques fachos y'en a pas mal hein, mais cet astro-turfing leur donne l'impression d'être vraiment nombreux, ce qui légitimise leur vision et propos. C'est à ce moment-là qu'ils prennent la parole à leur tour. Et c'est pas cantonné à Twitter.
J'observe ce phénomène depuis ~10 ans en ligne, quand les médias ont jugé bon de mettre une zone "commentaires" sous leurs articles. Tout se déroulait alors là. Modérateur, les flots de commentaires racistes ou politiques émanaient principalement des mêmes IP (plusieurs comptes)
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Ein Problem, dass ich bei der Urheberrechtsdebatte sehe ist, dass es von einigen Leuten als rein Schwarz/Weiß angesehen wird.

Abgesehen von Urheberrechtsregelungen AUSSERHALB Europas, gibt es auch "Urheberrechtsverletzungen ", die von den Inhabern gedulded, (1/24)
wenn nicht sogar akzeptiert oder sogar ermutigt werden.

Fanfiction, FanArt oder Cosplay Beispielsweise. Das ist Ausdruck der Fan-Kultur zu Büchern, Filmen, Serien, Comics und Spielen.

Diese Urheberrechtsverletzungen sind aber auch ein wenig Werbung für die Werke (2/24)
und verursachen keinen Verlust für die Firmen.

Manche Leute würden warscheinlich sagen "die sollen ihre "Kreativität" nehmen und was eigenes machen!". Aber darum geht es nicht. Ein paar Leute die so angefangen haben, haben dann eigene Werke kreirt, oder wurden sogar (3/24)
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1) New day #QDrop... #Qanon post No. 2745... @realDonaldTrump @WhiteHouse @POTUS
#Q links to #FoxNews & says "Buckle up!". It's looking good for a D5 info drop on the others that met secretly to plot against #POTUS with the use of a 25th Amendment scam.…
2) Stepping back 4 an interesting footnote re: #QAnon post No. 2744...
When the verse numbers are totaled, they equal 55:17. If you've been watching #QDrops or any time you know the significance of 5 x5 & the number 17😉
3) #QAnon post No. 2746...
#LisaPage was removed from the #SC on 15th July 2017. July 21, 2017, The #Mooch was appointed #WHCommunicationsDirector. He began work on 25th July 2017 & was fired on the 31st. It's clear [5:5] that #Scaramucchi was a hired (& disposable) gun. Most all
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For 4 days, I captured more 700K tweets with the words "gilets jaunes" or the hashtags #GiletsJaunes.

In this thread, we will see how #bots, a #QAnon lover and a "French" #AntiSioniste try to amplify the movement of the Yellow Vests

As always, an explanation of the graph is needed:
- a node is a twitter profile.
- an edge is a retweet of a tweet with "Gilets Jaunes" or #GiletsJaunes in the text
- the size of the node has been calculated with the Pagerank algorithm
In this photo, I isolated the 8 most influential Twitter profiles of a community. This photo is particularly interesting because of the interactions between the nodes.
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After the threads from @conspirator0 and @propornot re: @propornotapp (now suspended), decided to look for any interesting breadcrumbs they may have left behind. Wound up learning about #Nationalist parties of Bulgaria and a few other tidbits. #osint #bots #disinformation
First thing that turned up was this article from the site newsbeezer(.)com (site title: Bulgaria Evening News). As you can see in the screenshot, @PropOrNotApp is quoted discussing conditions during fires in neighboring Greece. Sure, why not?
What else is on this site? Well, they appear to be big fans of the National Front for the Salvation of Bulgaria, normally abbreviated to NFSB, though oddly they seem to alternate the abbreviation between NFFS and NPSB. Neither appear affiliated with another political party.
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I've been working on two big projects for several months, one is finally finished tonight. #QAnon network visualizations:…
#QAnon trends appear to be connected to Twitter rooms, high-volume accounts and a conservative political marketing firm called AppSame.

This is a user-to-user @gephi graph of 51,437 #QAnon tweets  from May 3 to May 11… #dataviz
I constantly find high-volume accounts in certain hashtags and they are present in #QAnon networks. These high-volume accounts are hubs in Twitter networks. Here’s what some of the high-volume hubs look like in 8 days of #QAnon tweets from May 3 to May 11…
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@JustinTrudeau Watch:
Nearly 1/3 of all RT's on this tweet are #Bots.
Go ahead - Look.
Nearly 1/3 of all positive comments regarding PMJT are #Fake accounts.
Click on them - Look.
#SocialEngineering is happening right in front of you. You are being manipulated.
@JustinTrudeau Wattch. A simple screenshot and then click on the supporters. You'll see that most are fake. #SocialEngineering
You are being #Manipulated
Let me demonstrate: 1. ➡
@JustinTrudeau Wattch. A simple screenshot and then click on the supporters. You'll see that most are fake. #SocialEngineering
You are being #Manipulated
Let me demonstrate: 2. ➡
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Let’s talk about the new #russianbot/#russianshill/#russiantroll/#altright darling, #walkaway for a bit, shall we, since clearly they’re pushing this as their new marketing campaign.

Now, it’s…#walkaway

(Christ, that’s a lot! They’re super gullible, enh? Heh)
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I thought I would give a go at a nice little tweet thread today, sharing my key takeaways from #DWX18.
Monday started off with workshops from some amazing teachers like Dion Hinchcliffe, Tony Byrne, Rita Zonius, and Edward Taylor and Kevin Olp of @DWG. #DWX18 #KeyTakeaways
.@RitaZonius coached her attendees not focus on adoption. Build value and adoption will follow. This got me thinking that maybe we should rethink how we use that label in our efforts. #DWX18 #KeyTakeaways
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