Good News: About A Quarter Of You Skeptics Are Actually Bots

Because of course they are

Revealed: quarter of all tweets about climate crisis produced by bots

The social media conversation over the climate crisis is being reshaped by an army of automated Twitter bots, with a new analysis finding that a quarter of all tweets about climate on an average day are produced by bots, the Guardian can reveal.

The stunning levels of Twitter bot activity on topics related to global heating and the climate crisis is distorting the online discourse to include far more climate science denialism than it would otherwise.

An analysis of millions of tweets from around the period when Donald Trump announced the US would withdraw from the Paris climate agreement found that bots tended to applaud the president for his actions and spread misinformation about the science.

The study of Twitter bots and climate was undertaken by Brown University and has yet to be published. Bots are a type of software that can be directed to autonomously tweet, retweet, like or direct message on Twitter, under the guise of a human-fronted account.

“These findings suggest a substantial impact of mechanized bots in amplifying denialist messages about climate change, including support for Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris agreement,” states the draft study, seen by the Guardian.

Anyone they disagree with is apparently a bot, folks.

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4 Responses to “Good News: About A Quarter Of You Skeptics Are Actually Bots”

  1. Kye says:

    I don’t know nuttin’ about no bots but I do know the entire Democom Party has lost their collective minds. They are getting worse as time goes on since the election and I would have never believed that possible. I always figured that surely they would decide they would rather work to build America rather than destroy it because they lost one fukin’ election. Boy, was I ever wrong.

    The Dems allowed the worst actors in their ranks to try and overthrow the government, subvert the news media and Congress itself and attempt a deep state coup. They are now busying themselves with lawfare trying to put fear in everyone that the new two-tier system of justice will soon come after them.. And they got the Red Flag laws to do it too. They have coordinated crooked judges with bought and paid for prosecutors and even have used partisan non-objective jury forepersons. The end result is non-law, non-justice kangaroo courts and political show trials and everyone but die hard propagandized partisans see it.

    I guarantee you right now across the Fruited Plain there are hordes of lawyers planning and plotting how to overturn any and every district and state that dares to go Republican. They are gathering their ballot harvesters, their crooked poll monitors and vote counters and readying their “spare” back up votes stashed in car trunks and train station lockers for their big moment when they make sure Trump is a one term president. As the dead in all 57 states rise from their graves for the obligatory Democrat ballot casting and the fake “absentee” ballots are counted ten for them and one for us recall Stalin’s admonition that who casts the votes matters not only the people counting them matter.

    The left will make this the most crooked election in American history because they are determined never to let power slip through their fingers again. And claim Trump is being supported by the Russians, the Ukrainians, the Iranians and the Hottentots while doing so. LOOK! A squirrel.

    Trump 2020 God bless the President and God save the Republic.

  2. Chumpchange says:

    THAT DOES NOT COMPUTE!!

    DANGER. DANGER WILL ROBINSON!!

  3. Chumpchange says:

    Bernie Sanders disavows reported Russian efforts to help his campaign

    Guess what they are doing it to Bernie too. The same bitch ass liars on the left who dont want a commie to run their party and don’t want a Republican and don’t want a rich man and dont want an old white woman.

    Whose left?

    No one by the time the lying left gets done with everyone the only person allowed to run will be some dead guy the left digs up that was a native American living in…wait, if he was breathing….Surely Putin tried to GET HIM TOO.

    Never mind.

  4. I believe that is a characteristic of all Twitter, no matter the topic. There are millions of zombie accounts that run scripts to retweet random stuff on every topic. Most are run by companies that collect fees to promote your feed.

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