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NATO: 60% of Russian-language Twitter profiles are bots
16:07, 25 November 2017
NATO: 60% of Russian-language Twitter profiles are bots

Russian-speaking bots create about 70% of all Russian reports on NATO in the Baltic States and Poland

16:07, 25 November 2017

opendemocracy.net

60% of all Russian-language Twitter accounts seem to be automated, that is, these are bots. This is stated in the report of the NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence, a research center based in Riga that facilitates the transformation of the alliance, the Voice of America reports.

"Russian-speaking bots create about 70% of all Russian reports on NATO in the Baltic States and Poland. In general, 60% of active Russian-language accounts have the form of automated ones. For comparison, 39% of English-language accounts are bots," the report notes.

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The study, called Robotrolling, notes that its findings are based on an analysis of tweets that concerned NATO in the Baltic countries and Poland.

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