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Bot or not? The fascinating data behind social media influence

Data science research team reveals fascinating findings about how automaton and bots spread information – and disinformation.

Data science & social media

You don’t have to be a data nerd to love this research – but it helps!  Dr Timothy Graham, a Senior Lecturer at QUT,  has been working on some fascinating research about how information – and misinformation – spreads. Articles cover the 2019 Australian federal election,  Australia’s recent bushfires, and the spread of misinformation during the coronavirus pandemic

Our takeaways – reputation and trust matter more than ever in times of high anxiety. Identifying authentic sources of information becomes critically important, and maintaining records essential.