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UN-migration Pact on Twitter: Alleged Bot-Horror

Every fourth Tweet to the migration Pact should come from a Bot. Whether true or not: We have a lot of information in the network exactly.

social networks there are Bots from the start, photo: reuters

It is for something to happen. An article in the world appeared, in which it is reported that 28 percent of all Tweets to the UN migration Pact go back to Social Bots. To have found in a study by the Berlin-based Start-ups, bots, watch out.

Further results of the study, for which the Start-up of 800,000 Tweets analyzed, the between the 24. November and 2. In December, The share of machines were published:-a tweet is reportedly almost twice as high as for political discussions. It is the allegation had been scattered that the Federal government tried to deceive the Public in the migration Pact is aware that the agreement was legally binding. And while the study is not in the full-text publicly available, cited in the world the bots watch-managing Director Tabea Wilke with the Utterance, the topic of migration Pact lend itself very well "to provide the Western community of values in question".

What sounds natural threat: machines which engage in our hand-made discussions in social networks.The Social Media Analyst Luca Hammer asked the non-publicly-available study, immediately behind: on the Basis of the world report was to understand how bots watch was taken, in order to identify the Social Bots, he tweeted. More dramatic still: "There is no evidence of Bots."

But: Even if one assumes that the bots watch-vote Figures – that every fourth Tweet to the migration Pact of machine-filled account was created, then it says only little about the actual impact on the political discourse.

Social Bots, which are machines that try to believe in communication with people, that they were real people. It is far longer than Twitter: Already in the mid-1960s, the mathematician Joseph Weizenbaum's "Eliza" – wrote a program that disguised itself as a human being and a psychologist of The first steps on the way to what today is called Artificial intelligence by hyped.

Even in social networks there are Bots from the beginning. The Problem they were written to be high, as concern arose, you would be used to turn political moods. Attributed to a majority of the Tweets on #Brexit and #Remain the Social Bots. And the fear was that you might have in the General election influence.

The threat is to see Hashtags as a proof of this, what moves people

often, however, these Social Bots looked upon closer Inspection to be little threat: in the past, many machines were tweeting Links to spam pages, and advertising – which they did not exceed certain Hashtags popular. More complex Social Bots, the not retweeted, but actively in discussions to have a say, are seen by many experts today as a clumsy and relatively easy to enttarnbar. And even if a well-made Bot from the average user is not questioned, but simply is geretweetet: that a person on the Basis of an unknown Twitter Accounts, transforming his mind, or forms, is the expression of much more profound problems than the existence of Twitter vending machine.

The largest threat posed by Social Bots is to see social networks and Hashtags, as a sufficient proof of this, what moves people is precisely the direction in which they tend allegedly. To counter this negative perception, especially the media, need to prepare for. Hold the frontpage: Not everything on the Internet is true.

There are: the Attempts to influence discourses to spread false information. In the past two years, obviously – but much more threatening due to interference attempts by Troll farms and co-ordinated Social Media-Raids against dissidents, as did show host Jan böhmermann in connection with Reconquista Germanica known.

will have to learn all the enlightened Internet users. Especially, the media's Gatekeeper: moods can not be lazy from the Desk of Twitter Trends. A new suspicion is necessary. Even if it makes more work than it is to shudder from the evil mind machine.

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