BotOrNot passes a million hits within a week of launch

April 01, 2016

Social bots have been circulating on social media platforms for a few years, and if you frequent online social media, you've probably come across them whether you know it or not! To learn more about social bots, we built BotOrNot, a tool to analyze a Twitter user's behavior and compare it to the behavior of known bots. BotOrNot is publicly available both as a web service and through an open API that was used over a million times within a week of its launch. Work on BotOrNot has been covered in The Wall Street Journal, MIT Technology Review, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, BBC, ABC News, Washington Post, Politico, New Scientist, Wired, etc.