A Bot That Can Tell When It's Really Donald Trump Who's Tweeting

Andrew McGill, The Atlantic, Apr 09, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes

This is a pretty good example of what can be done with analytics. As we know, there are the tweets Donald Trump writes himself, and then there are tweets written by his press office. The two have different styles, as was noted last year. The twitter bot takes advantage of this. "It’s a Twitter bot that uses machine learning and natural language processing to estimate the likelihood Trump wrote a tweet himself." This is of course a novelty but it's the same sort of logic that can be used to filter spam, and eventually, to identify individual students by their writing style and typing cadence.

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