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BOTS, SOCIAL NETWORKS AND POLITICS IN BRAZIL

FGV DAPP Identifies the performance of automated accounts in the virtual political debate

2 months ago

Since August 2017, the Departament of Public Policy Analysis of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV DAPP) has been active in the identification and analysis of automated accounts that have become a potential tool for manipulating debates in social networks, especially in times of great political relevance. We have analyzed events since the elections of 2014. Identifying the presence of these robots and the debates in which they act is fundamental to understand which situations are manipulated in the virtual environment.

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