We Built This City on Bots & Trolls

Looking into Twitter trends found from data on Bot Sentinel

Xristos Katsaros
Oct 19, 2020 · 4 min read

Both AI-driven bots and human trolls have been found spreading false information about really important topics, especially in the area of politics. Since 2016, social media’s influence on politics has been heavily discussed and researched.

Bot Sentinel is a site that launched in 2018 that is working to help fight against these kinds of accounts. They have trained a machine learning model, using thousands of accounts and millions of tweets, that…