Twitter Bot Chances are one in eight that the Tweetstorm you're having with another Twitter handle may actually be a robot. So says a new report from the University of Southern California which now estimates that anywhere from 8 to 15 percent of "active Twitter accounts are bots," write the authors. The researchers actually used an online tool (free on the web) called Bot or Not, from the Truthy Project out of Indiana University's in Bloomington, IN to assess accounts. With 313 million active Twitter users, that translates into upwards of 48 million accounts on Twitter at any time tweetboting away. (Delete your account.)
48 million active Twitter accounts could be bots
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