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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