Bot Tutorial Thread
A Step By Step Walkthrough
How To Spot a Bot
Tools to Analyze an Account
Up to 60% of Social Media Accounts are fake (not including dormant accts). https://gizmodo.com/how-many-social-media-users-are-real-people-1826447042 …
It is important to remember to look for MULTIPLE flags. Individually, the flags are rarely enough to condemn an account.
For example, a long series of numbers at the end of a handle is a “flag” that the account may be a bot. Like this bot, for example:
But there are REAL accts that have a series of numbers in their handles. So, assess for multiple flags.
Keeping that in mind, the 1st thing to know about bots is that they are often created in groups—so they have similar patterns across the accts. Here's an example:
While these bots may seem obvious when viewed in a group, they become much harder to identify once they are scattered into hundreds of millions of Twitter accounts. This brings us back to the flags.
10. The account’s Timeline doesn’t match the account creation date. These bot accounts are either: a) purchased (they’re available on the black market for cheap) b) created as bots but have remained dormant until the bot creators activated them, or c) are hacked accounts.
Until Twitter cleans up its platform, we think it is important to stay vigilant against the fake accounts.
We already know the kind of damage these fake accounts can do. Let’s not give them another chance.
This is the first in a series.
As we identify the changing nature of the newer Bots being pushed our way we will update
Just a Note.
As Bots are being created in a way that makes them look much more real keep this in mind
There are 3 kinds of accounts.
Bad Accounts( Bots,Trolls etc) that we can identify
Accounts that are bad for you(This is the most important category)
If an account ads nothing to your Twitter Experience
If it is not going to make your messaging or learning experience better
Then right now consider just soft blocking.
Soft Blocking is done by Blocking and then Unblocking.
It just removes the Follower from following you.
We will add this shortly to our Website as a Downloadable PDF so you can print it out for reference.
If you would like to help fund our work visit http://www.unhackthevote.com
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