Say Hello to BotSlayer: “Indiana University Develops New Services to Rid of False Information on Twitter”
A new software system, BotSlayer, was designed to help people identify whether or not something found on Twitter was sent out by a bot. This software was created at IU by the Observatory on Social Media, a research center focused on the spread of misinformation on social media.
These past tools have helped in picking out misinformation in elections. In the 2016 elections, [IU informatics professor Fillipo] Menczer said OSoMe was able to identify how articles were pushed out on social media and how likely human users were to share them.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.