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bpb: Social bots - phenomenon or phantom?

Social Bots are computer programs on social media platforms used to spread entertainment, advertisement or political content. As it is often unclear what goals bots pursue with their posts, recent discussions have fueled fears on bots' influences on political processes. In a recent article on bpb, the "Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung", IKMZ scholar Tobias Keller argues why the human behind the machine, not the machine itself should be perceived as the main danger.

Link to article on Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung