Faculty Profile: Emilio Ferrara from USC Viterbi on Vimeo.

Spotlight: How Emotions Spread On Twitter from USC Viterbi on Vimeo.

The Rise of Social Bots from CACM on Vimeo.

Tech Crunch Podcast: Technotopia 

Press Coverage

  1. Beware of Bots Amid Election Year and Coronavirus PandemicReform Austin
  2. Who’s a Bot? Who’s Not?The New York Times
  3. The epic battle against coronavirus misinformation and conspiracy theoriesNature
  4. AI can distinguish between bots and humans based on Twitter activityNew Scientist
  5. Laziness is sure sign it’s not a botThe Times
  6. Bot or Not? AI looks at Twitter behavior to sort real accounts from fakeDigital Trends
  7. Laziness is the key human trait that tells us apart from artificially intelligent ‘bots’ on social mediaDaily Mail
  8. Study reveals behavioral differences between bots and humans that could inform new machine learning algorithmsTechXplore
  9. Researchers develop AI-based system to detect Twitter botsGadgets Now
  10. Bot or not? A.I. looks at Twitter behavior to sort real accounts from fakeBrinkwire
  11. AI Can Distinguish Between Bots, Humans Based on Twitter ActivityCommunications of the ACM
  12. What are the characteristics of human beings who have not been able to reproduce social media bots that continue to evolve like humans?Gigazine
  13. AI study of Twitter bots reveals boredom is what separates us from machinesTNW
  14. What’s human and what’s not when we talk?COSMOS
  15. Researchers train AI to spot difference between bots and human users on Twitter based on their activity patternsComputing
  16. Tiredness could be ‘human signature’ used to detect bots on TwitterE&T
  17. AI can spot a bear bot at 20 pacesFudzilla
  18. Online Behavioral Signatures Aid Development of Bot Detection SoftwareCourthouse News Service
  19. Bot detector may now be able to see clear ‘human signature’ in tweetsSiliconRepublic
  20. Researchers train AI to detect Twitter botsIndian Express Indulge
  21. Laziness is very important: it’s what makes us human, and what may help us stop online spamIndia Times
  22. This AI can now detect Twitter bots: See how it worksIndia TV
  23. USC Researchers Release Public Coronavirus Twitter Set for AcademicsUSC
  24. How malicious Twitter bots evolve to evade detectionThe Irish Times
  25. Twitter ‘Bots’ Becoming More ‘Human,’ Will Influence 2020 Presidential Election, New Research Study SaysInquisitr
  26. As 2020 Election Nears, Twitter Bots Have Only Gotten Better at Seeming HumanAdWeek
  27. Social media bots becoming more human and difficult to detect, study showsE&T
  28. Twitter Bots Are Becoming More Human-LikeDefenseOne
  29. Bots evolving to better mimic humans during electionsHelpNet Security
  30. Modern Politics: Social Media Bots Will Be Harder To Detect During 2020 ElectionStudyFinds
  31. Fake Accounts On Social Media Now Able To Copy Human BehaviourNewsGram
  32. Bots harder to discern from humans have multiplied in online ‘arms race’ – SiliconRepublic
  33. Get ready for more humanlike bots, better deep-fake videos and wall-to-wall disinformation in 2020 race – The Baltimore Sun
  34. Bots might prove harder to detect in 2020 elections – EurekAlert!
  35. Bots in the TwitterspherePEW Research Center
  36. Social Media Bots Deceive E-cigarette Users – Scientific American
  37. Twitter bots were more active than previously known during the 2018 midterms – CNBC
  38. Majority of Twitter bots affecting US elections originated from Russia and Iran – Devdiscourse
  39. About 20% of election posts on Twitter last fall were ‘bots,’ study says – Breitbart
  40. Thousands of Twitter bots active during 2018 US mid-term elections – The Economic Times
  41. How Twitter bots get people to spread fake news – ScienceNews
  42. Study: It only takes a few seconds for bots to spread misinformation – ArsTecnica
  43. Bots actually target and pursue individual influencers – EurekAlert!
  44. The charge of the chatbots: how do you tell who’s human online? – The Guardian
  45. Facebook’s Secret Weapon for Fighting Election Interference: The Government – Bloomberg
  46. Surge in anonymous Asia Twitter accounts sparks bot fears – The Japan Times
  47. The endless game of cat and mouse with spammers – Eureka
  48. Fake news is about to get a lot worse. That will make it easier to violate human rightsThe Washington Post
  49. The Big, Bad Bot Problem – The Ringer
  50. Twitter Cracks Down on Bot Abuse – How Stuff Works
  51. Conservatives amplified Russian trolls 30 times more often than liberals in 2016 – Vox
  52. US conservatives spread tweets by Russian trolls over 30 times more often than liberals – MIT Tech Review
  53. How to Stop Russia From Wrecking Election 2018 – Daily Beast
  54. Twitter has been ignoring its fake account problem for yearsColumbia Journalism Review
  55. Twitter’s huge bot problem is out of the bagCNET
  56. Putin’s Pro-Trump Trolls Just Targeted Hillary Clinton and Robert Mueller – Mother Jones
  57. Twitter urged firms to delete data during 2016 campaign – POLITICO
  58. Bot-hunting Twitter bot sniffs out bogus political tweets – TechCrunch
  59. This new Twitter account hunts for bots that push political opinions – Quartz
  60. Lies, statistics and Twitter – Millennium Post
  61. Social media bots are a real problem and California may regulate them – Medianama
  62. Watch: Five Ways the Internet Is Destroying Society – IEEE Electronics 360
  63. Ending fake news means changing how Wall Street values Facebook and Twitter – Quartz
  64. Trolls, bots and fake news: the mysterious world of social media manipulation – Newsweek
  65. Twitter Bots Distorted the 2016 Election—Including Many Likely From Russia – Mother Jones
  66. Researcher Emilio Ferrara talks about the rise of fake news and botnets – Tech Crunch
  67. These Scientists Wanted To Understand Twitter’s Bot Armies, So They Built Their Own – Fast Company
  68. Senator Slams Twitter’s Disclosure On Russian Meddling As ‘Inadequate On Every Level’ – Forbes
  69. Twitter’s Disclosure of Russian Activity Sparks Criticism From Lawmakers – The Wall Street Journal
  70. Twitter takes its turn in the Russian probe spotlight – Politico
  71. Twitter Says It Found 201 Russia-Linked Accounts That Aimed to Influence U.S. Election – Fox Business
  72. TWITTER STORMS – Civicist
  74. Fake News on Twitter Flooded Swing States That Helped Trump Win – Mother Jones
  75. Twitter to Testify Before Senate in Russia Probe – US News
  76. Researchers find that Twitter bots can be used for good – Tech Crunch
  77. Twitter Bots Can Encourage Decent Conduct, Not Just Fake News – News18
  78. Twitter bots for good: USC ISI study reveals how information spreads on social media – EurekAlert!
  79. Germany Election So Far Unaffected by ‘Fake News’ – Snopes
  80. Social media ‘bots’ tried to influence the U.S. election. Germany may be nextScience
  81. Computational propaganda poses challengeGlobal Times
  82. Russia’s propaganda machine amplifies alt-right – The Hill
  83. #FireMcMaster, Not Damore: Twitter Bots Are Thriving, And They’re More Lethal Than Ever – Fast Company
  84. Why didn’t Macron leaks carry more clout in the French presidential election? USC News
  85. The curious case of ‘Nicole Mincey,’ the Trump fan who may actually be a botThe Washington Post
  86. Trump Thanked A ‘Supporter’ On Twitter, Then A Mystery UnraveledA Plus
  87. Spreading fake news becomes standard practice for governments across the world – The Washington Post
  88. One in five bots sharing fake news during France’s presidential election were also involved in the United States’ – ZME Science
  89. Black-market bots, duped humans are responsible for derailing elections with fake news – ThinkProgress
  90. Study: Bots have turned Twitter into a powerful political disinformation platform – Venture Beat
  91. Fake news bots are so economical, you can use them over and over – Harvard NiemanLab
  92. Pro-Trump Twitter bots were also used to target Macron, research shows – The Verge
  93. There’s a Bit of Overlap Between Bots Trying to Manipulate American and French Elections – New York Magazine
  94. Research links pro-Trump, anti-Macron Twitter bots – The Hill
  95. The Same Twitter Bots That Helped Trump Tried to Sink Macron, Researcher Says – VICE
  96. How the Hashtag Is Changing Warfare – SIGNAL
  97. How Twitter Is Being Gamed to Feed Misinformation – New York Times
  98. ‘Something fishy’ is going on with Trump’s twitter account, researchers say – Washington Post
  99. Inside Russia’s Social Media War on America – TIME (cover story)
  100. The Twitter Bots Who Tried to Steal France – Daily Beast
  101. When Facebook and Instagram Think You’re Depressed – VICE
  102. Twitter Has a Serious Problem—And It’s Actually a Bigger Deal Than People Realize – Mother Jones
  103. Sleeping Beauties of Science – Scientific American
  104. Twitter Bot — or Not? – The New York Times
  105. After political Twitter bot revelation, are companies at risk? – Computer World
  106. Searching for proof of Amy – San Francisco Examiner
  107. News That 48 Million Of Twitter’s Users May Be Bots Could Impact Its Valuation – Forbes
  108. How to save Twitter, two pennies at a time – The Denver Post
  109. How Understanding Identity Can Help Avoid Fraudulent Traffic – DMNews
  110. Fake accounts scandal weighs on Twitter boss – The Times
  111. Pressure Grows on Twitter CEO Dorsey Amid Bot Scandal – The Street
  112. CMO Today: Marketers and Political Wonks Gather for SXSW – The Wall Street Journal
  113. Huge number of Twitter accounts are not operated by humans – ABC News
  114. Early Twitter investor Chris Sacca says he ‘hates’ the stock, calls bot issue ‘embarrassing’ – CNBC
  115. Up to 48 million Twitter accounts are bots, study says – CNET
  116. R u bot or not? – VICE
  117. New Machine Learning Framework Uncovers Twitter’s Vast Bot Population – VICE/Motherboard
  118. A Whopping 48 Million Twitter Accounts Are Actually Just Bots, Study Says – Tech Times
  119. 15 Percent Of Twitter Accounts May Be Bots [STUDY] – Value Walk
  120. Why the Rise of Bots is a Concern for Social Networks – Enterpreneuer
  121. Study reveals whopping 48M Twitter accounts are actually bots – CBS News
  122. Twitter is home to nearly 48 million bots, according to report – The Daily Dot
  123. As many as 48 million Twitter accounts aren’t people, says study – CNBC
  124. New Study Says 48 Million Accounts On Twitter Are Bots – We are social media
  125. Almost 48 million Twitter accounts are bots – Axios
  126. Twitter user accounts: around 15% or 48 million are bots [study] – The Vanguard
  127. Report: 48 Million Twitter Accounts Are Bots – Breitbart
  128. Rise of the TWITTERBOTS – Daily Mail
  129. 15 per cent of Twitter is bots, but not the Kardashian kind – The Inquirer
  130. 48 mn Twitter accounts are bots, says study – The Economic Times
  131. 9-15 per cent of Twitter accounts are bots, reveals study – Financial Express
  132. Nearly 48 million Twitter accounts are bots: study – Deccan herald
  133. Study: Nearly 48 Million Twitter Accounts Are Fake; Many Push Political Agendas – The Libertarian Republic
  134. As many as 48 million accounts on Twitter are actually bots, study finds – Sacramento Bee
  135. Study Reveals Roughly 48M Twitter Accounts Are Actually Bots – CBS DFW
  136. Up to 48 million Twitter accounts may be Bots – Financial Buzz
  137. Up to 15% of Twitter accounts are not real people – Blasting News
  138. Tech Bytes: Twitter is Being Invaded by Bots – WDIO Eyewitness News
  139. About 9-15% of Twitter accounts are bots: Study – The Indian Express
  140. Twitter Has Nearly 48 Million Bot Accounts, So Don’t Get Hurt By All Those Online Trolls – India Times
  141. Twitter May Have 45 Million Bots on Its Hands – Investopedia
  142. Bots run amok on Twitter – My Broadband
  143. 9-15% of Twitter accounts are bots: Study – MENA FN
  144. Up To 15 Percent Of Twitter Users Are Bots, Study Says – Vocativ
  145. 48 million active Twitter accounts could be bots – Gearbrain
  146. Study: 15% of Twitter accounts could be bots – Marketing Dive
  147. 15% of Twitter users are actually bots, study claims – MemeBurn
  148. Almost 48 million Twitter accounts are bots – Click Lancashire
  149. As many as 48 million or around 15% of Twitter accounts are bots – TechWorm
  150. Twitter Has an Overwhelming 48 Million Bot Accounts – GineersNow
  151. Data Mining Reveals the Rise of ISIS Propaganda on Twitter – MIT Technology Review
  152. Data Mining Technology Helped Analyze ISIS Rise to Power – iHLS
  153. As a conservative Twitter user sleeps, his account is hard at work – Washington Post
  154. How a Chicago man posts hundreds of pro-Trump tweets each day – Daily Herald
  155. You’ve probably been tricked by fake news and don’t know it – Science News
  156. Twitter Bots Favored Trump Leading Up to Election – U.S. News
  157. How the Bot-y Politic Influenced This Election – MIT Technology Review
  158. Facebook, Twitter & Trump – The New York Review of Books
  159. How Twitter bots played a role in electing Donald Trump – WIRED
  160. Twitter Bots Pollute Public’s Understanding of Politics – Newsweek
  161. How Twitter bots helped Donald Trump win the US presidential election – Arstechnica
  162. On Twitter, No One Knows You Are a Trump Bot – Fast Company
  163. The Algorithmic Democracy – Fast Co. Design
  164. Election 2016 Belongs to the Twitter Bots – VICE
  165. USC Study Finds Many Political Tweets Come From Fake Accounts – CACM News
  166. Almost a fifth of election chatter on Twitter comes from bots – Fusion
  167. Study reports that nearly 20% of election-related tweets were ‘algorithmically driven’ – Talking New Media
  168. How Twitter bots affected the US presidential campaign – The Conversation
  169. Advertising is driving social media-fuelled fake news and it is here to stay – The Conversation
  170. 20% of All Election Related Tweets Came From Non-Humans – Futurism
  171. Twitter Bots Dominate 2016 Presidential Election: New Study – Heavy
  172. Tracking The Election With Social Media In Real-Time: How Accurate Is It? – Heavy
  173. BOTS ‘SWAY’ ELECTION Fake tweets by social media robots could swing US Presidential election – The Sun
  174. A fifth of all US election tweets have come from bots – ABC News
  175. The Trump factor tipped to spread to Australian politics as Aussie Truthers push on social media – News .com.au
  176. There are 400,000 Bots That Just Tweet Political Views All Day – Investopedia
  177. Real, or not? USC study finds many political tweets come from fake accounts – Science Blog
  178. Software bots distort Donald Trump support on Twitter: Study – ETCIO
  179. How hackers, social bots, data analysts shaped the U.S. election – The Nation
  180. That swarm of political tweets in your feed? Many could be from bots – The Business Journals
  181. Software ‘bots’ distort Trump support on Twitter – New Vision
  182. Bots Invade Twitter, Spreads Misinformation On US Election – EconoTimes
  183. Software ‘bots’ seen skewing support for Trump on Twitter – The Japan Times
  184. US Presidential Elections 2016: Bot-generated fake tweets influencing US election outcome, says new study – Indian Express
  185. US elections 2016: Researchers show how Twitter bots are trying to influence the poll in favour of Trump – International Business Times
  186. Aliens, and the autopsy into Hillary Clinton’s political death – Toronto SUN
  187. Hillary vs Trump: Most of the election chatter online by Twitter bots, says study – Tech 2 First Post
  188. Twitter bots distort Trump support – iAfrica
  189. Social Media ‘Bots’ Working To Influence U.S. Election – CBS San Francisco
  190. Almost a fifth of election chatter on Twitter comes from bots – Full Act
  191. Software ‘bots’ distort Trump support on Twitter: study – Yahoo! News
  192. Bots Will Break 2016 US Elections Results – iTechPost
  193. Scientist Worries Robot-Generated Tweets Could Compromise The Presidential Election – Newsroom America
  194. Software ‘bots’ distort Trump support on Twitter: study – Phys.org
  195. Spotlight: Fake tweets endanger integrity of U.S. presidential election – XinhuanNet
  196. New Study: Twitter Bots Amount for One-Fifth of US Election Conversation – Dispatch Weekly
  197. Are Robot generated Tweets compromising US Polls? – TechRadar India
  198. Fake tweets endanger integrity of US presidential election – Global Times
  199. Software ‘bots’ distort Trump support on Twitter: study – The Daily Star
  200. Software ‘bots’ distort Trump support on Twitter: study – News Dog
  201. Malicious Twitter bots could have profound consequences for the election – RawStory
  202. ‘Robot-generated fake tweets influencing US election outcome’ – Daily News & Analysis
  203. Sophisticated Bot-Generated Tweets Could Influence Outcome of US Presidential Election – Telegiz
  204. UIC Journal Shows ‘Bots’ Sway Political Discourse, Could Impact Election – NewsWise
  205. Bot-generated tweets could threaten integrity of 2016 US presidential election: Study – BGR
  206. Bot generated tweets influence US Presidential election polls – I4U News
  207. High percentage of robot-generated fake tweets likely to influence public opinion – NewsGram
  208. ‘Robot-generated fake tweets influencing US election outcome’ – Press Trust of India
  209. Robot-generated fake tweets influencing US election outcome: Study – IndianExpress
  210. Fake Tweets, real consequences for the election – Phys.org
  211. Real, or not? USC study finds many political tweets come from fake accounts – USC News
  212. We’re in a digital world filled with lots of social bots – USC News
  213. 23 reasons to get excited about data – IBM Watson Analytics
  214. Algorithm knows when corporate money is pushing memes online – New Scientist
  215. Algorithm identifies artificially promoted Twitter memes and hashtags – The Stack
  216. La fórmula científica que te podría convertir en la próxima Cara Delevingne – Vanitatis
  217. Social Network Sleuths: Investigators Pursue Criminal Gangs Via Phone Chatter – Homeland Security Today
  218. The More You Comment Online, The Dumber Your Comments Become – Huffington Post
  219. The longer you’re on the web, the less interesting your commentary becomes – USC News
  220. Cool study, bro: Why Reddit comments degrade over time – USC Press Room
  221. On Twitter, your positive tweets are actually contagiousThe Daily Dot
  222. Happiness is contagious – USC Viterbi News
  223. Pro-Trump Twitter Bots at Center of Nevada Mystery – Wall Street Journal
  224. How Ebola Infected Twitter: When it comes to sharing online, nothing spreads like fear – Nautilus
  225. Web of lies: Is the internet making a world without truth? – New Scientist
  226. The Top 100 Big Data Experts to Follow in 2016 – Maptive
  227. How DARPA Took On the Twitter Bot Menace with One Hand Behind Its Back – MIT Technology Review
  228. The US government held a contest to identify evil propaganda robots on Facebook and Twitter – Business Insider
  229. Why you need to purge your Twitter feed of angry peopleThe Telegraph
  230. Twitter Emotions Are Contagious, Says New Study, But At Least The Positive Ones Are More So Than The Negative OnesBustle
  231. Twitter users more likely to share happiness than sadness – The Rakyat Post
  232. Twitter reacts positively to upbeat emotions, study findsUSC News
  233. Positive emotions more contagious than negative ones on TwitterPhys.org
  234. On Twitter, Is the Next POTUS a Bot-US?Wall Street Journal
  235. Why Does Facebook Keep Suggesting You Friend Your Tinder Matches?Vice
  236. New data suggest social media brings out the best in us, after allQuartz
  237. Bad news travels fast but positive posts spread wideThe Straits Times
  238. Positive content has greater reachBusiness First Magazine
  239. Data Shows that Positive Content Does Better on Social MediaGood
  240. Why can’t Twitter kill its bots?Fusion
  241. The Algorithm of Instagram FashionThe Science Times
  243. Here’s how to predict next season’s breakout starsDazed
  244. Instagram Can Determine Which Models Rule the Runway at Fashion WeekStyleCaster
  245. Instagram to predict next ‘It Girl’?HLN Tv
  246. Wondering Who’ll Be This Season’s Breakout Models? Apparently There’s A Mathematical Formula For ThatGrazia Daily
  247. Study Concludes Runway Models With Hips Have a Harder Time Being It Girls – Styleite
  248. FMD Featured in Indiana University Study to Predict Popular Models for NYFWSBWire
  249. NYFW: Instagram May Be Able To Predict Fashion Week’s Top ModelsUniversity Herald
  250. Scientists Can Now Predict How Successful A Model Will BeAskMen
  251. Stylebook snapshot: Researchers study impact of Instagram on models’ successPittsburg Post Gazette
  252. VIDEO: Instagram can predict top models for New York Fashion WeekIrish Examiner
  253. America’s Next Top Model Cycle 22 Winner Predicted By Instagram? Scientists Create Algorithm That Can Do ThatiSchoolGuide
  255. Instagram Correctly Predicts 80% Of Next Top Models At Fashion EventYibada
  256. Instagram can now predict who America’s Next Top Model will beDigital Trends
  259. Instagram can help predict a model’s successRed Orbit
  264. Instagram can predict the NYFW next top model with 80 percent accuracyInferse
  265. Is Instagram the new runway for fashion?Daily O
  266. How Instagram Can Predict Next Supermodels?My Tech Bits
  268. Algorithm using Instagram data can predict upcoming top modelNorthern Californian
  269. NYFW: Instagram Could Predict The Next Top ModelUniversity Herald
  270. Instagram Can Now Be Used to Predict the Fashion World’s Next SupermodeliDigitalTimes Australia
    Instagram, Social Media, and New York Fashion WeekPioneer News
  271. Instagram Predicts Future Of Modeling PopularityPress Examiner
  272. Instagram Predicts A Model’s Future Popularity According To Social ScientistsBustle
  274. Instagram Could Be Used To Identify Popularity Level Of Modelsubergizmo
  275. Instagram will tell you industry’s next top modelNature World Report
  276. Next Year’s Fashion Trends: Indiana University Algorithm Employs Instagram Data To Predict The Next Top Models Immortal News
  277. Popularity of models can be gauged using Instagram, study showsTechienews
  280. Who will be America’s next top model? Ask InstagramCBS News
  281. This Machine-Learning Algorithm Can Predict the Next Top ModelThe Fashion Spot
  282. New York Fashion Week 2015: Can Scientists Use Instagram To Identify Budding Models?iDigitalTimes
  283. Want To Know If You Can Be A Fashion Model? There’s A Machine-Learning Algorithm For ThatTech Times
  285. Scientists Can Now Predict Top Models. Sorry, TyraYahoo! Style
  286. Scientists Figure Out a Formula to Determine Top Model SuccessRacked
  287. Can You Scientifically Predict a Model’s Success?New York Magazine
  288. Machine Learning Algorithm Predicts Which New Faces Will Make It as Fashion ModelsMIT Technology Review
  289. Machine Learning Selects World’s Next Top ModelsCommunications of the ACM
  290. Slack Is Overrun With Bots. Friendly, Wonderful BotsWIRED
  291. The science of SUPERMODELS: Researchers create algorithm that scours Instagram to find the best new talentDaily Mail UK
  292. Machine learning selects world’s next top models it News
  293. IU scientists use Instagram data to forecast top models at New York Fashion WeekIU Bloomington newsroom
  294. This new study suggests sad tweets make you sadFusion
  295. The Power Of Twitter’s Emotional Influence Focus News
  296. Emotions in Tweets Are Contagious: StudyNDTV
  297. Emotions in tweets are contagious Business Standard
  298. Emotions on Twitter are contagious, says studyDNA
  299. ‘Sleeping beauty’ papers slumber for decadesNature News
  300. Even Einstein’s Research Can Take Time to MatterNew York Times
  301. ‘Sleeping beauty’ studies ahead of their timeABC Science
  302. Like Sleeping Beauty, some research lies dormant for decades, study findsPhys.org
  303. The Dayside : Kissed by a princePhysics Today
  304. The Sleeping Beauties of SciencePacific Standard
  305. Quando la ricerca è una “bella addormentata”Le Scienze
  306. Paper all’avanguardia: fanno il botto decenni dopo la pubblicazioneOggi Scienza
  307. ‘Sleeping Beauty’ studies don’t pay off for decadesFuturity
  308. Sleeping Beauty Research Papers Can Languish For Decades, Even For Albert Einstein – Tech Times
  309. Like Sleeping Beauty, Some Research Lies Dormant for Decades News Wise
  310. El estudio de Einstein que resucitó a los 60 años y otras bellas durmientesEl Pais
  311. ‘Sleeping Beauty’ Studies Don’t Pay Off for DecadesEpoch Times
  312. Like Sleeping Beauty, some research lies dormant for decades, IU study finds Indiana University Newsroom
  313. Bot or Not? By James GleickThe New York Review of Books
  314. Twitter’s Bot Problem: Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Rihanna And Other Musicians Have Mostly Fake Followings International Business Times
  315. Why Fear Spreads Faster Than Facts on Social MediaHootsuite
  316. In Social Networking, ‘Weak’ Connections May Be the Most PowerfulVice.com
  317. Fear, Misinformation, and Social Media Complicate Ebola FightTIME
  318. Social media can improve, muddy election campaignsPittsburgh Tribune-Review
  319. How To Spot A Social Bot On TwitterMIT Technology Review
  320. Barack Obama Is Probably a Robot, and Other Lessons from ‘Bot Or Not’Vice.com
  321. Social Bots on Twitter are More Than a Minor NuisanceSocial Times
  322. An Algorithm To Identify Social Bot on Twitter Value Walk
  323. Lying, spamming and scamming on the webThe Spectator
  324. This Algorithm Tells You If A Twitter Account Is a Spam BotMashable
  325. How to Spot A Bot… or Find Out If You Sound Like OneABC News
  326. Lo strumento per distinguere bot e umani su TwitterWired.it
  327. Indiana University Will Devote $1 Million to the Study of Internet MemesThe Mary Sue
  328. The U.S. government is spending $1 million to figure out memesThe Daily Dot
  329. U.S. Military Sends Scouting Party Into the TwitterverseTIME
  330. US military studied how to influence Twitter users in Darpa-funded researchThe Guardian
  331. Twitter Inc Users Studied By US Military In Darpa-Funded ResearchValue Walk
  332. How online ‘chatbots’ are already tricking youBBC
  333. ‘Bot or Not’ App Susses Out Twitter SpambotsTom’s Guide
  334. Computer scientists develop tool for uncovering bot-controlled Twitter accountsPhys.org
  335. IU computer scientists develop tool for uncovering bot-controlled Twitter accountsIU Newsroom
  336. Criminal Gang Connections Mapped via Phone MetadataCommunications of the ACM
  337. New software can map criminal gang connectionsThe Free Press Journal
  338. Gangster science: How police use network theory to track gang membersThe Daily Dot
  339. New software can map criminal gang connectionsBusiness Standard
  340. IU researcher helps Italian police fight crimeThe Washington Times
  341. Criminal gang connections mapped via phone metadataNew Scientist
  342. Mafia Wars: How Italy’s Secret Police Use Metadata To Track Organized CrimeFast Company
  343. LogAnalysis maps the structure of gangs using phone recordsEngadget
  344. How to Detect Criminal Gangs Using Mobile Phone Data MIT Technology Review
  345. Complex networks researcher at IU fighting crime with mobile phone data IU Newsroom
  346. One Tweet if by Land Newsweek
  347. Where do Twitter trends start? Try CincinnatiThe Washington Post
  348. Study: Seattle is top Twitter trendsetter in the U.S.The Seattle Times
  349. The Top Five Trend-Setting Cities on TwitterMIT Technology Review
  350. Study Finds Cincinnati Is Major Twitter Trendsetter in U.S. CityBeat
  351. Seattle generates more nationally-trending topics on Twitter than any other U.S. city, study says GeekWire
  352. Cincinnati is leading the way on TwitterCincyBizBlog
  353. The Anatomy of the Occupy Wall Street Movement on TwitterMIT Technology Review
  354. Data dance, big data and data miningThe Why Files
  355. Cell phone data analysis dials in crime networksScience News
  356. Using statistics to catch cheats and criminalsPhysics Today
  357. Bond with the best: FaceBook vs TwitterTechKnowBits.com
  358. Study: Facebook Builds Better Communities Than TwitterThe Atlantic
  359. Facebook Builds Stronger Bonds Than Twitter, Study SaysMashable
  360. Study shows similarities between Facebook and real-world communitiesLeaders West
  361. Does Facebook Really Create Stronger Bonds Than Twitter?Daily lounge
  362. Facebook Encourages Stronger Bonds Over Twitter: Studyhashtags.org
  363. Facebook and Strongly Connected CommunitiesCornell University
  364. Driven by friendshipSpringerSelect
  365. Facebook is a communityScience Daily
  366. Data-Mining FacebookIdiro Technologies

Press in non-English media

  1. La difficile lotta a bufale e teorie complottiste sul coronavirus – Le Scienze (Scientific American edition in Italian)
  2. Coronavirus : une difficile lutte contre l’épidémie de désinformation – Pour La Science (in French)
  3. Bots en Twitter: Cómo se organizan y operan – La Nacion (in Spanish)
  4. Come smascherare il bot – Le Scienze (Scientific American edition in Italian)
  5. Usar la imperfección humana para detectar botsLa Vanguardia (in Spanish)
  6. Wie man auf Twitter erkennt, dass man mit Robotern streitetDie Press (in German)
  7. Twitterbotar allt större hot mot politiska valResume (in German)
  8. Bots en Twitter incidieron en el 1-O, según un estudio – El Pais (in Spanish)
  9. I robot diventano sempre più invadenti, si fingono umani e diffondono propaganda – Il fatto quotidiano (in Italian)
  10. ‘Bots’ de Twitter van generar “contingut violent” per influir en l’1-O, segons un estudi – El Periodico (in Spanish)
  11. Bots en Twitter promovieron contenido violento en referéndum, según estudio – La Vangardia (in Spanish)
  12. Bots de Twitter van generar contingut violent abans de l’1-O – Regio 7 (in Spanish)
  13. Del mito a la realidad: hasta dónde puede llegar la manipulación electoral de los votantes – infobae (in Spanish)
  14. Los ‘bots’ contaminaron el 1 de octubre con un millón de tuits – El Pais (in Spanish)
  15. Sui social, i bot hanno influenzato le elezioni statunitensi: Ora si guarda alla Germania – Consumerismo (in Italian)
  16. Bot economy e le leggi di Asimov – Data Manager Online (in Italian)
  17. Difundir noticias falsas es algo común para todos los gobiernos del mundo – Infobae (in Spanish)
  18. El uso de los los bots de Twitter – Panama On (in Spanish)
  19. Los bots aman a Trump y odian a Macron – La Vanguardia (in Spanish)
  20. La incidencia de Fake News en las campañas de Trump y Macron – TyN Magazine (in Spanish)
  21. Twitter bilgi kirliliğini besleyenlerin oyun sahası haline nasıl geliyor?Teyit (in Turkish)
  22. Președintele Trump, prietenul roboților ruși?Cotidianul (in Turkish)
  23. El debate político en Twitter se desinfló a comparación de 2015El Patagonico (in Spanish)
  24. Twitter ist ForschungWELT (in German)
  25. Wie Fake News entstehen und warum sie eine Gefahr darstellen – CT magazine (in German)
  26. El uso de ‘bots’ en las elecciones de Francia, por Donald Trump – Sipse (in Spanish)
  27. Ugyanazok a Twitter robotok kampányoltak Trumpnak és Le Pennek – 444 (in Ukranian)
  28. Pendant la présidentielle, les robots pro-Trump ont joué les anti-Macron sur Twitter – Mashable (in French)
  29. Présidentielle française : les robots pro-Trump ont joué les anti-Macron sur Twitter – France 24 (in French)
  30. Les 18.000 bots qui ont favorisé la diffusion des MacronLeaks – Slate (in French)
  31. Macron Leaks : Les bots pro-Trump utilisés dans la campagne de désinformation – Le Monde (in French)
  32. La falsa realidad creada por los bots en Twitter – The New York Times (in Spanish)
  33. Bad Bot oder Mensch – das ist hier die Frage – Medien Milch (in German)
  34. Studie: Bis zu 48 Millionen Twitter-Nutzer sind in Wirklichkeit Bots – T3N (in German)
  35. Der Aufstieg der Twitter-Bots: 48 Millionen Nutzer sind nicht menschlich – Studie – Sputnik News (in German)
  36. Studie: Bis zu 48 Millionen Nutzer auf Twitter sind Bots – der Standard (in German)
  37. “Blade Runner”-Test für Twitter-Accounts: Bot oder Mensch? – der Standard (in German)
  38. Bot-Paradies Twitter – Sachsische Zeitung (in German)
  39. 15 Prozent Social Bots? – DLF24 (in German)
  40. TWITTER: IST JEDER SIEBTE USER EIN BOT? – UberGizmo (in German)
  41. Twitter: Bis zu 48 Millionen Bot-Profile – Heise (in German)
  42. Studie: Bis zu 15 Prozent aller aktiven, englischsprachigen Twitter-Konten sind Bots – Netzpolitik (in German)
  43. Automatische Erregung – Wiener Zeitung (in German)
  44. 15 por ciento de las cuentas de Twitter son ‘bots’: estudio – CNET (in Spanish)
  45. 48 de los 319 millones de usuarios activos de Twitter son bots – TIC Beat (in Spanish)
  46. 15% de las cuentas de Twitter son ‘bots’ – Merca 2.0 (in Spanish)
  47. 48 de los 319 de usuarios activos en Twitter son bots – MDZ (in Spanish)
  48. Twitter, paradis des «bots»? – Slate (in French)
  49. Twitter compterait 48 millions de comptes gérés par des robots – MeltyStyle (in French)
  50. Twitter : 48 millions de comptes sont des bots – blog du moderateur (in French)
  51. ’30 tot 50 miljoen actieve Twitter-accounts zijn bots’ – NOS (in Dutch)
  52. 48 εκατομμύρια χρήστες στο Twitter δεν είναι άνθρωποι, σύμφωνα με έρευνα Πηγή – LiFo (in Greek)
  53. 48 triệu người dùng Twitter là bot và mối nguy hại – Khoa Hoc Phattrien (in Vietnamese)
  54. Post-vérité – La revue européenne des médias et du numérique (in French)
  55. Twitter, 25 mila account dell’Isis – Pagina99 (in Italian)
  56. Trump su Twitter ha un esercito di bot – Il Post (in Italian)
  57. La violencia extrema del Dáesh en Twitter le ayudó a alzarse frente a Al Qaeda – MIT Technology Review (in Spanish)
  58. Così funziona la propaganda politica a colpi di bot su Twitter – La Stampa (in Italian)
  59. Así explica la ciencia la difusión de noticias falsas en los medios de comunicaciónEl Periodico (in Spanish)
  60. 10 conductas muy contagiosas – Muy Interesante (in Spanish)
  61. Robots behind the millions of tweets: “The integrity at danger” – Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish)
  62. Elezioni Usa: il 19% dei tweet elettorali è prodotto da software – Repubblica (in Italian)
  63. ¿Cómo nos engañan los ‘bots’ online? – Autobild.es (in Spanish)
  64. El atroz encanto del terror – La Nacion (in Spanish)
  65. La bella addormentata non è una favola di Natale – Giornale dell’università di Padova (in Italian)
  66. Lo que encontramos en las redes sociales afecta cada vez más a nuestro estado de ánimoPuro Marketing (in Spanish)
  67. Tuitea la alegría, que eso se pegaPrimera Hora (in Spanish)
  68. Cómo Facebook y Twitter pueden influir en tu estado de ánimoLa Nacion (in Spanish)
  69. Study: Twitter “infects” people with positive emotionsGazeta.ru (in Russian)
  70. La joie, un sentiment virtuellement plus partagé que la tristesse sur TwitterLe Soir (in French)
  71. La joie, plus partagée que la tristesse sur TwitterLuxemburg Wort (in French)
  72. Modelle e top model, dietro il successo c’è una formula matematicaGrazia (in Italian)
  73. Come cambia la bellezza al tempo di Instagram – La Stampa (in Italian)
  74. Buzz Mode : Instagram ou la clé du succès des mannequins selon une étude de l’université de l’IndianaMelty Fashion (in French)
  75. TOP MODEL, IL SUCCESSO È IN UN ALGORITMOLettera Donna (in Italian)
  76. Un algoritmo italiano prevede il successo delle top modelCorriere (in Italian)
  77. La scienza della “super modella”: arriva l’algoritmo per scovare nuovi talenti sui socialFanpage (in Italian)
  78. Cientistas criam algoritmo que prevê o sucesso das modelos através do InstagramVisão (in Portuguese)
  79. A computer algorithm can predict the popularity of top modelsVesti (Вести.Ru in Russian)
  80. Tomorrow: the United States develop software to predict IG supermodel accuracy rate of 80%Chinatimes (in Chinese)
  81. Likes are more important than the perfect dress size Die Welt (in German)
  82. Twitterbots manipulate political debates and marketsFuturezone (in German)
  83. Il messaggio vola su FacebookFocus (pp. 78 n. 244 – Febbraio 2013) (in Italian)
  84. Come si diffondono le conversazioni? we are social (in Italian)
  85. I confini della socializzazione: non tutto si può condividereMarketingArena (in Italian)