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.
7 key takeaways on information disorder from #ONA19
From deepfakes and bots to forensic tools and networked factions, here are some of the top lessons in all things disinformation from the 20th Online News Assocation annual conference in New Orleans.
Venezuelan bots, WhatsApp and disinformation in Spain
What Spanish journalists working on CrossCheck's Comprobado project and other researchers discovered about the spread of misinformation during recent elections