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Friday, February 21, 2020

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.

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The analysis took this long because there's barely any difference between bots and Trump supporters.

Another suspected bot, @petefrt, has nearly 52,000 followers

Hahaha, see? Just another day in Trumpland's alternate reality.

#1 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2020-02-21 02:15 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Busy Nullibot.

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2020-02-21 03:40 PM | Reply

Seems low.

#3 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2020-02-21 05:22 PM | Reply

A graduate student does a "study" that is promoted as fact by the far-left Guardian. Whatever.

#4 | Posted by nullifidian at 2020-02-21 07:43 PM | Reply

Denial bots all time sound like Russian dialect. No, really is truth.

#5 | Posted by LesWit at 2020-02-21 08:29 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

If these are not coming from Russian, then who? The Saudi's? Chevron? BP? Royal Dutch Shell? The GOP?

OCU

#6 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-02-21 08:34 PM | Reply

Dulli hates studies that don't confirm his fragile little worldview.

Can't refute it, doesn't have a countering study, doesn't point out a single flaw in this study...just drops a turd in the thread and disappears.

Pathetic.

#7 | Posted by JOE at 2020-02-21 08:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Thanks Social Media!

Trusting every aspect of our lives to a computer has been fantastic!

#8 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2020-02-21 08:55 PM | Reply

I'll be curious to read their study. All the draft has is "suspected" and "probability".

#9 | Posted by willowby at 2020-02-21 09:03 PM | Reply

Headline and lede don't reflect the first line in the referenced article. One says a quarter of all tweets, the other says a quarter of denialist tweets.

#10 | Posted by Charliecharles at 2020-02-21 09:13 PM | Reply

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If the denial bots go the way of the polar bear, a new species will simply emerge to replace them.

#11 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2020-02-21 09:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Guys, the study has to be replicated or it's not science. Sort of like how no woke social science experiment has ever been replicated, just disproven.

#12 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2020-02-21 09:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Can't refute it, doesn't have a countering study, doesn't point out a single flaw in this study...just drops a turd in the thread and disappears."

Nah.
He's not gone.
He's flagging his fellow Deniers "Newsworthy."

#13 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-02-21 09:38 PM | Reply

Find people afraid of starving to death and they will kill the next generation to ensure they get to live another year.

If you're confused I'm talking about the Pakistanis who programed these bots.

#14 | Posted by Tor at 2020-02-21 09:51 PM | Reply

"Can't refute it, doesn't have a countering study, doesn't point out a single flaw in this study...just drops a turd in the thread and disappears."

What was their Botometer threshold? I can't find the original study, nor is it reported in the reporting.

#15 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2020-02-21 10:54 PM | Reply

-- I can't find the original study, nor is it reported in the reporting.

All that's necessary is the headline, for propaganda purposes. They could've linked to a recipe for grilled tofu burgers and no one would've noticed.

#16 | Posted by nullifidian at 2020-02-22 09:37 AM | Reply

Is a denile bot the same as a rushin? So much "fact claiming" going on, anything's possible.

#17 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2020-02-22 03:13 PM | Reply

" So much "fact claiming" going on, anything's possible."

^
"I don't think anybody knows it was Russia that broke into the DNC. [Clinton's] saying Russia, Russia, Russia, but I don't"maybe it was. I mean, it could be Russia, but it could also be China. It could also be lots of other people. It also could be somebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds, ok?"

#18 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-02-22 03:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#18
Actually all that is true. Thanks

#19 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2020-02-22 04:47 PM | Reply

A graduate student does a "study" that is promoted as fact by the far-left Guardian. Whatever.

#4 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

It's interesting (as in not interesting just pathetic and stupid) how often you sneer at intellectualism while claiming to be an intellectual.

#20 | Posted by jpw at 2020-02-22 09:29 PM | Reply

#20 | Posted by jpw

An intellectual article would've included the Botometer Threshold. Do I have to write a letter to HamiltonDashboard68 or just get you cancelled like the Russian bot you are?

#21 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2020-02-22 09:57 PM | Reply

So much "fact claiming" going on, anything's possible.

#17 | POSTED BY PHESTEROBOYLE

An education might tether you back to reality.

Just because you personally have no education or common sense and cannot tell reality from fantasy does not mean every one else is a tool
like you and can be easily duped by Russian misinformation and your deplorable stupid nonsense.

#22 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-02-23 11:03 AM | Reply

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