"Though conspiracy theories are nothing new, the advent of social media has created a conduit for more rapid spread of these rumors."
The team examined thousands of tweets sent between July 2014 and September 2017.
The botnet was discovered during the course of a wider research project to create and publish a methodology for identifying Twitter account automation.
A team's study of Twitter posts found both robots and real human underplay the health risks associated with e-cigarettes.
Twitter has hired researchers to examine the health of conversations on its platform.
Researchers use Twitter for a huge range of subjects: measuring how people cope with global crises and their aftermaths, tracking geographic differences in public health and...
Sentiments expressed on Facebook and Twitter may be associated with certain weather patterns, study finds.
New analysis finds the impact of tweeting may be much greater than most of us imagine.
Emoji characters with adapted skin tones are used positively and are rarely abused, a Twitter study has shown,
Study finds a correlation between excessive social media use and three of the “Big Five” personality traits.