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Cal students develop way to expose fake news accounts, bots on Twitter
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4 November 2017
On 4 November 2017 CBS News San Francisco Bay Area reported:
Two Bay Area college students may have found a way to expose fake accounts on Twitter known as bots. From their apartment just off the Cal [University of California Berkeley] campus Ash Bhat and Rohan Phadte, or RoBhat Labs, believe they have cracked the code that's been bedeviling social media companies and Congress -- fake news and bots.
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'There is a lot of these political propaganda accounts that are spreading fake news,' says Phadte.
Like the famous alt-right account 'Jenna Abrams' -- which was revealed on Friday [3 November] to be a Russian bot account.
They've created website called Botcheck.me -- as well as a Google Chrome extension that can tell, based on a set of characteristics, whether the account you're looking at is flesh and blood or ones and zeros.
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