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Since June 2016, Bahraini authorities have required telecom companies to disable mobile and fixed-line connections during nightly curfews in the town of Duraz, where supporters of a prominent Shiite cleric were protesting persecution by the Sunni monarchy. The New York state attorney general is now investigating Devumi, which it can do because the company lists a New York City address on its website. A spokesperson for the company told The New York Times that it had never rented in the Seventh Avenue space listed, nor had its parent company Bytion; and is actually based out of a small office suite in Florida. However, Attorney General Schneiderman has made it clear he wants to determine whether Devumi broke New York state’s law. The penalty in New York for online impersonation is only a misdemeanour charge, involving a maximum penalty of $1,000 and one year in jail.



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They want actual real eyeballs of people that are going to buy their stuff, ideally. For each user we want to calcuate their opinion with respect to the two presidential candidates. We assume each user’s opinion is between zero and one, with a zero or one indicating strong support for Clinton or Trump, respectively.



About nine-in-ten tweeted links to popular news aggregation sites (89%) were posted by bots, not human users. This is a significantly higher share than for sites that primarily produce their own news content. These aggregation sites often feature a screenshot or posted image of a news story produced by another news outlet, as well as a description of the original reporting. Imperva’s bot management solution uses all three approaches covered above—static, challenge-based and behavior-based—to investigate each visitor on your site, whether human or not, and match it with a behavioral ID. It can effectively protect against malicious bots while ensuring that legitimate bots and human users have uninterrupted access to your site. Botnet owners use them for large-scale malicious activity, commonly Distributed Denial of Service attacks.



The Duke Videofactchecking Tool is a browser extension that will provide live factchecking of information on television. Users generally liked having the pop-ups generated by this tool, although they differed on whether they preferred getting a "rating" or just the raw factual information. DIRT is a blockchain verification tool that allows communities to moderate data, such that anyone is able to add data to the platform and any user can then challenge that data. Thus, there is an economic incentive for data to always be improving and for inaccurate data to be removed from the platform. The News Literacy Project is a media literacy curriculum with both online and offline components, focused on teaching students to read and interpret the news. To support customers with accessing the latest research, IGI Global is offering a 5% pre-publication discount on all hardcover, softcover, e-books, and hardcover + e-books titles.



Then, once a large enough community has been built, the bots send their "new" message, typically more controversial than the original topic. Finally, there are other ways to identify bots on Twitter as Cresci and Orabi et al. show in their overviews. We believe it is important to consider the context as Bastos and Mercea , for example, have investigated suspicious patterns based on communication metrics as well as network analytics. And while this method might be more complicated and computationally expensive, it offers social scientists a way forward in identifying bots and understanding patterns of disinformation campaigns. Overall it is also important to broaden the perspective and focus more on political digital astroturfing for which bots are just one potential dimension .



This law makes it illegal to use a bot to knowingly mislead a person in California about an account’s artificial identity in order to influence their vote or persuade them to participate in a commercial transaction. It is still unclear how the state will punish users interacting with someone in California in a global commons like the internet. Other states, including New Jersey and Washington, have introduced similar bills, but they have yet to pass.



Every post that gets reported always gets a human set of eyes on it before any action is taken. Twitter's CEO Jack Dorsey wrestles with how to make his social network a less social place. The image on the left shows mouse movements on a desktop from a bot, while the right shows mouse movements made by a human. While the perfect color palette or the most sublime button shading or myriad of other design features play an important role in any product’s success, user interface design is not enough.



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