Under the Influence
Take This Test to See How Gullible You Are
In the era of fake news and questions of election interference, these researchers wanted to find out if a person’s susceptibility to persuasion could be quantified.
What it Means to Be an 'Experimental Computer Poet'
A conversation with Allison Parrish, the artist behind your favorite Twitter bots.
The Same Twitter Bots That Helped Trump Tried to Sink Macron, Researcher Says
Emilio Ferrara analyzed pro-Trump bots during the 2016 election and found a link to anti-Macron bots in 2017.
This Twitter Bot Tracks Nuclear Waste Criss-Crossing Britain By Rail
*Sweat drips from forehead*.
You Should Be Following LandsatBot for All Your Earth Porn Needs
LandsatBot posts random shots of Earth every few hours, from the icy mountains of the Kyrgyz Republic to the verdant greens of Argentina.
Twitter Election Bots Hide Tons of Reply Spam Behind Boring Themed Accounts
From food to zombies, boring accounts are being used to blow up the mentions of Twitter influencers.
This Bot Tries to Empathise With Your Emotional Tweets
Can empathy ever be automated?
Follow a Trail of Twitter Porn Bots and This Is Where They'll Take You
Where did Viola13 want me to go?
A Bot Is Tweeting All 2.6 Million Words of the Chilcot Report
It'll be done quicker than the report took to write in the first place.
A Twitter Bot Is Generating Fantastic New Words
Game designer Greg Borenstein’s new Twitter bot creates new words out of the “atoms of English”.
The User Experience Researcher Who Was Fooled by a Twitter Bot
A user experience researcher now works with bots as part of her day job. But before that, she was fooled by one that seemed a little too human.
Emojis Are Art in This Twitter Bot ASCII Gallery
Tiny Gallery tweets a new emoji art "exhibition" every six hours.