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Jonas Kaiser talks with German radio station about social media bots and his recent paper, “The false positive problem of automatic bot detection in social science research.”

“Every now and then colleagues will come out and say that N% of bots are participating in the debates around a certain hashtag,” Kaiser said. “For that reason, we have published our paper in the working paper series. To say: We are publicly doubting what is happening right now.”

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