Quite horrifying news that some quarter of all Tweets about climate change are created by ‘bots.
The social media conversation over the climate crisis is being reshaped by an army of automated Twitter bots, with a new analysis finding that a quarter of all tweets about climate on an average day are produced by bots, the Guardian can reveal.
The stunning levels of Twitter bot activity on topics related to global heating and the climate crisis is distorting the online discourse to include far more climate science denialism than it would otherwise.
This quarter being ‘bots reposting denialism of course, the stuff that’s pro-climate change, or anti-anti-climate change.
Which means that only three quarters of Tweets on the subject of climate change are wrong, which is a great relief.