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Part 2 of a multi-part look at the bots that tweeted during the #Election2016

These were found in the #SocialFeedMgr 2016 election data set GOP Convention (Twitter filter).
#bots #twitterbots #spam #tech #infosec
gwu-libraries.github.io/sfm-ui/posts/2…
I initially found 51 accounts that all looked the same:
after doing some searching there are around 655 accounts in this bot net.
You can see a spreadsheet of the accounts info here: docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d…
This is what the tweet during the #RNC was:
There are a lot of "Donald Trump Now" wgbeY6j3zC
along with "Bernie sanders now" MA8s73WpYh
They all tweeted the same things at the same time:
the link included in the tweets is to a now defunct url: prt.news
that was ran on #AWS and was of course registered with whois privacy corp.
a lot of them are named "breaking news" but used to be named something different.
A lot of Denver Broncos ones for somxLCrLEVxeU
A lot of them have a link in their bio to this android app
play.google.com/store/apps/det…
this account is obviously my favorite: 😀
i would imagine the owners of the real versions of these accounts wouldn't be to happy.
this bot net stopped most of it's activity in august 2016 except for re-tweeting tweets from this company in 2017
i'm not convinced Hilary's social media campaign signed off on this hashtag #HillYes
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