Two thirds of real news articles on Twitter are shared by bots, study claims

Two thirds of tweeted links to popular websites are posted by bot accounts rather than human beings, a new study has claimed, suggesting that Twitter’s engagement problem may be worse than first thought.Ai??

The research, conducted by a US-based think tank Pew Research Center, Buying antabuse in the uk found that 66pc of news links were shared by fake accounts. Most of the links were shared from sites with non-partisan views or centrist audiences, it found.Ai??

The researchers used a list of 2,315 of the most popular websites and examined 1.2m tweets that included generic name for decadron links to those sites during a six-week period in summer 2017.

Stefan Wojcik, a data scientist and researcher at the institute said: ai???The results illustrate the pervasive…