Computer programs may influence public opinion

TUM im Fernsehen

Social bots are computer programs that pretend to be real people. This software robots are much more than interesting projects for programmers: they are able to manipulate trends in social networks. In a video report by Deutsche Welle Professor Simon Hegelich from the Bavarian School of Public Policy at TUM talks about these pieces of software.

Link to Video (3,39 min.)


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