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Issue No. 06 - June (2016 vol. 49)
ISSN: 0018-9162
pp: 38-46
V.S. Subrahmanian , University of Maryland
Amos Azaria , Carnegie Mellon University
Skylar Durst , SentiMetrix
Vadim Kagan , SentiMetrix
Aram Galstyan , University of Southern California
Kristina Lerman , University of Southern California
Linhong Zhu , University of Southern California
Emilio Ferrara , Indiana University
Alessandro Flammini , Indiana University
Filippo Menczer , Indiana University
From politicians and nation states to terrorist groups, numerous organizations reportedly conduct explicit campaigns to influence opinions on social media, posing a risk to freedom of expression. Thus, there is a need to identify and eliminate "influence bots"--realistic, automated identities that illicitly shape discussions on sites like Twitter and Facebook--before they get too influential.
Twitter, Media, Uniform resource locators, Social network services, Computer security, Tagging
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