Malicious Twitter bots could have profound consequences for the election
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Lola Gayle, STEAM Register Twitter has been invaded by an army of software robots - most commonly referred to as "bots." Two new studies delve into this topic and how bots' bad behavior could ultimately sway public opinion and political discourse. Some bots have an important purpose, say for disseminating news and ideas to certain groups…