Nieman Foundation at Harvard
How many bots are on Twitter? The question is tough to answer — and misses the point
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Poynter / Daniel Funke / Jul 3
“The No Melon debunking operation is one example of a handful of ‘guerrilla’ debunking projects on WeChat, which has about 1 billion monthly active users worldwide. Another, the Center Against Overseas False Rumors’ Anti-Rumor project, also started in the aftermath of the 2016 election and has about 22 volunteer writers. It publishes between three and four fact checks per week to a subscriber base of about 10,000 people.”
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