- At the University of California, Berkeley, two juniors studying computer science are battling fake news.
Digging deep into Twitter, Ash Bhat and Rohan Phadte found many of the most angry and partisan tweets, on both sides, come not from real people but from automated Twitter accounts known as bots.
Ash Baht, left, and Rohan Phadte CBS News
Botcheck.me in action on Twitter CBS News
But the students said their bot buster is still helping users discover thousands of bots on Twitter.