¿Son bots? Automatización en redes sociales durante las elecciones presidenciales de Chile 2017

Translated title of the contribution: Are they bots? Social media automation during Chile's 2017 presidential campaign

Luis E. Santana, Gonzalo Huerta Cánepa

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Abstract

This research sought for automated strategies of creation or diffusion of electoral propaganda in social media during Chile's 2017 presidential campaign. We collected and analyzed almost 2 million tweets that utilized election hashtags or were linked to one of the candidates or their campaigns; we also collected and analyzed 2,927 official Facebook posts ofthe candidates and453,668 comments. While on Facebook the behavior was relatively normal, we discovered that on Twitter there were digital brigades who act autonomously in astroturfing campaigning during the first round of the election.

Translated title of the contributionAre they bots? Social media automation during Chile's 2017 presidential campaign
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)61-77
Number of pages17
JournalCuadernos.info
Issue number44
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

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