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Twitter bots have limited success spreading anti-vaccination messages

A study of millions of tweets finds Twitter users rarely see or retweet vaccine misinformation generated by bots

Twitter users rarely see or retweet anti-vaccination content generated by bots, a study of millions of tweets found, suggesting the role of bots in spreading vaccine misinformation is limited.

The study was led by the University of Sydney’s associate professor Adam Dunn, who said despite growing concern about the influence of bots in spreading misinformation, they appeared to be ineffective when it came to influencing discourse around vaccines.

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