Giant “Star Wars” Twitter Bot Network Discovered


British researchers have stumbled on a giant Twitter-bot network – capable of sending tweets by the hundreds of thousands for any purpose including spam, marketing or political interference. There are at least 350,000 accounts controlled by this one bot network, and the researchers think there may be more, even larger, networks. For now, the bot network just quotes random sentences from Star Wars novels – hence the name given the network.


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