Social Bots may distort the signal in scoial media but are mostly harmless


The danger of social bots in political communication is often overestimated. Simon Hegelich explains in an interview with SZ that the danger lies more in the distortion of the perception in the political discourse: Some topics may seem more relevant than they are. This is a general problem of the algotithmic control of social media.

https://www.sueddeutsche.de/digital/social-meedia-social-bots-facebook-twitter-1.5464286