The not-so-simple science of social media 'bots'
'Bots' appear in news stories with alarming regularity. But are we using the term correctly? First Draft investigates the difficulty with understanding online automation.
How to spot a bot (or not): The main indicators of online automation, co-ordination and inauthentic activity
First Draft has put together a number of indicators that might suggest — but not prove — automated activity online.
How Twitonomy can be used to identify suspicious online behaviour
Finding the signs of automation is quick but not all red flags lead to 'bot' accounts.