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Bots have not just been used in the US, but also in Australia, the UK, Germany, Syria and China. To what extent – and how – are they affecting political discourse?
If people can be conned into jeopardizing our children's lives, as they do when they opt out of immunizations, could they also be conned out of democracy?
About one in every five election-related tweets was generated by software, not humans – millions of tweets by hundreds of thousands of 'social bots.'