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Bots Brimming on Brexit Party’s Twitter Account



London: Former UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farag’s Brexit Party has thousands of fake followers on its Twitter account who appear to be bots. According to BuzzFeed News, researchers have found that 7 per cent of its Twitter accounts are networks of bots and other inauthentic users. Researcher Andy Patel from cyber security firm F-Secure said the bots were producing massive volumes of tweets focused on Brexit, and clearly in unrealistic amounts. One account has sent more than 23,000 tweets in its first three months on the platform, nearly all of them about Brexit. “Another account sent 823 tweets on the topic in a single day, mostly retweets and many just seconds apart,” the report said late Sunday, quoting researchers. Twitter has banned at least seven of the suspicious accounts. (IANS)