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The Eleventh HOPE (2016): "Presidential Twitter Bot Experience" (Download)

The Eleventh HOPE (2016): "Presidential Twitter Bot Experience" (Download)

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Sunday, July 24, 2016: 12:00 pm (Friedman): Until a few months back, Argentina had a monarchy-styled government that included huge corruption, nepotism, and political violence. Néstor Kirchner was president for four years, then his wife, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, was president for the following eight years. Instead of giving press conferences, she used the official Twitter account (@CFKArgentina) to spread Goebbels-styled propaganda, send threats to the opposition, and exalt fanatics of all kinds.
This talk will explain the adaptation of an old chatter bot engine designed for a porn web site that now is used for a fake presidential Twitter account. Day by day, lots of political tweets are answered by this bot and almost no one detects that a piece of code is responsible for the mise-en-scène.
Roni Bandini