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45% of Twitter accounts posting COVID-19 messages are likely bots, study says

22 May 2020

The bots tweeted claims that mannequins were being used in hospitals in an attempt to fool people into thinking there was a public health crisis.

Almost half of all accounts tweeting messages about the COVID-19 pandemic are believed to be bots, according to a new study out from researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (via NPR). And, obviously, the people or groups behind those bots have the aim of spreading misinformation about the disease.

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