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Twitter Bots Manipulating Markets

Twitter bots have been found to be manipulating the stock markets, as the ‘fake news’ problem has now spread to the finance industry.

According to a major study which collected tens of millions of tweets over a two year period, the volume of fake news that was spread by bots helped to move the shares of FTSE 100 companies either up or down, albeit for short periods of time.

The study looked into financial related tweets from both humans and bots, and found that the tweets that were made by humans typically had a more positive effect, while the... Read More

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