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Spam bots did a lot of work in the #Election2016 .
#Twitter should do something about them before the #elections2018.
This is just a small chunk of the bots in the @SocialFeedMgr 2016 election data set.
#bots #twitterbots #spam
Just looking at a small portion of the RNC tweets I found 30 bots.
The tweet samples:
#RNCinCLE #NeverTrump hashtags
Doing a quick timeline pull i see that those bots also re-tweeted these 2 tweets:
#BernieOrBust #ImWithHer #DemsInPhilly hashtags
Checking the re-tweets of those 2 expands the bot network out from 31 accounts to around 1500 accounts. I'm sure there are more but the API limits the number of re-tweets i can pull for some reason.
The accounts all look like this:
They also "checked in" with this account:
If i could get ALL of the re-tweets of these 2 polls i would guess it would be about jmjyqP54Q5
another political tweet they re-tweeted:
After checking the RT's I have a total of around 3100 spam accounts. These could be activated at anytime to "boost" the highest bidders political opastebin.com/1QDXXYPWN8z596jqjM
This is just one of 15 or more "sets" of bots that played a role in the 2016 elections that I have seen.
fyi i had to redo the pastebin of the screen names and IDS(excel doesn't handle long numbers well)

And here is a spreadsheet with clickable urls docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d…
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