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Political bots and the manipulation of public opinion in Venezuela

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Social and political bots have a small but strategic role in Venezuelan political conversations. These automated scripts generate content through social media platforms and then interact with people. In this preliminary study on the use of political bots in Venezuela, we analyze the tweeting, following and retweeting patterns for the accounts of prominent Venezuelan politicians and prominent Venezuelan bots. We find that bots generate a very small proportion of all the traffic about political...

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10.2139/ssrn.2635800

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University of Oxford
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SSD
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Oxford Internet Institute
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2015-07-25
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2016-11-24

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