Hoaxy creates visualisations of a story’s virality while tagging accounts that seem suspiciously like bots

Researchers at the Indiana University Observatory on Social Media have recently updated their web tool developed to spot dodgy news on Twitter and tra(...)

So-called Twitter “bots” – automated accounts which either entertain, annoy or deliver malware to users of the social network –  can now be unmasked through BotOrNot, a tool created by researchers at Indiana University. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA Wire

On more than 430,000 occasions when Twitter users have spelled the phrase “sneak peek” incorrectly, an account by the name of Stealth Mountain has poi(...)