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Detecting Twitter Bots: a Test of Botometer with Bots of Different Complexity

In which way does different behavior of bots influence their detection by the popular Twitter bot detection framework Botometer? This question was addressed in a Master‘s thesis written at Bielefeld University by Merle Reimann. Botometer gives the analyzed accounts a score between 0 and 1 (on the website 0-5) where 0 stands for a human and 1 for a bot account. In the beginning of September, Botometer was updated. The update introduced a new model, to improve the bot detection. Botometer now computes the score based on the probability that an account belongs to a certain type of bot class…

by Ole Pütz
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