A Twitter bot that thinks it’s Bernie Sanders

I recently created a new Twitter bot called the Bernie Sanders Bot (@Bernie_ebooks). The bot randomly takes two tweets from Bernie Sanders’ timeline and mashes them up:

Mashing up the above tweets gives us this beautiful result:

I got the idea when I noticed that Sanders’ tweets were very formulaic. For example, “It is totally unacceptable that Americans have more X than Y” or “There is something very wrong when X are making it harder for Americans to Y.”

His formulaic tweets make it easy for an algorithm to process them. It made me wonder: are Sanders’ tweets written by a bot as well? Anyhow, the mashups can be interesting:

Sometimes the mashups seem clever. Do you realize that if women made more money, they could donate more to political campaigns?

So far my personal favorite is this gem: