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Berkeley students battle fake news with "bot buster"

Berkeley students battle fake news with "bot buster"
  • 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.

Source: www.cbsnews.com
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