Communalytic is a computational social science research tool for studying online communities and discourse. This resource uses advanced text and social network analysis techniques to automatically pinpoint toxic and anti-social interactions, detect bots, assess posts’ sentiments, identify influencers, map shared interests and the spread of misinformation, and detect signs of possible coordination among seemingly disparate actors.
There are two versions:
A project of the g0v civic technology community in Taiwan, CoFacts is a fact checking bot for messaging groups. Messages can be forwarded to the CoFacts bot for fact checking by a team of volunteers; the CoFacts bot can also be added to private groups, and will automatically share corrections if a fact-checked piece of false content is shared within the group.
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TrolleyBust is a service for tracking and blocking Internet trolls and other sources of anti-Ukrainian propaganda.
The goal is to open access to tools and unite the efforts of volunteers to clean up propaganda directed against Ukraine and Ukrainians.
They operate in several areas:
- Blocking propagandists and "experts"
- Bots, fake accounts
- Other users questioning the territorial integrity of Ukraine
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A Bot to Add References to WikiData Statements
RefB is a bot that can automate adding references to Wikidata statements in the biomedical context based on PubMed Central database (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/). This bot can be adapted later to support Wikidata statements in other contexts or to add references to Wikipedia articles when needed.
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Bots, short for robots, are computer programs designed to perform specific tasks. The first robots did not have malicious intentions, and even today there are good bots, whose purpose is to demand accountability from politicians, viralize causes for gender equality or help organize the (many) daily tasks of their users. Good right?
The Hamilton 2.0 dashboard, a project of the Alliance for Securing Democracy at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, provides a summary analysis of the narratives and topics promoted by Russian, Chinese, and Iranian government officials and state-funded media on Twitter, YouTube, state-sponsored news websites, and via official diplomatic statements at the United Nations. (NOTE — there currently are no UN statements or YouTube data for Iran).
Digital Democracy Room
The Digital Democracy Room is an initiative of FGV DAPP to monitor the public debate on the internet and fight disinformation strategies which threaten the integrity of political and electoral processes, seeking to strengthen the democratic institutions.
Monitoring the political debate of social networks in Brazil and now in three more countries in Latin America.
Digital Democracy Monitor
The Digital Democracy Monitor Toolkit seeks to empower researchers with the knowledge, tools and examples to analyse democratic discourse online.
This toolkit was prepared by Democracy Reporting International (DRI) as part of our efforts on Social Media and Democracy.
BotSlayer is an application that helps track and detect potential manipulation of information spreading on Twitter. The tool is developed by the Observatory on Social Media at Indiana University --- the same lab that brought to you Botometer and Hoaxy.
Botometer (formerly BotOrNot) checks the activity of a Twitter account and gives it a score based on how likely the account is to be a bot. Higher scores are more bot-like. Increasing evidence suggests that a growing amount of social media content is generated by autonomous entities known as social bots. Many social bots perform useful functions, but there is a growing record of malicious applications of social bots.