Twitterbots, beware! Software promises to find fake accounts

08/26/2013 | GigaOm

One way to identify fraudulent Twitter accounts that spew spam is to look at how quickly an account was registered, indicating whether it was done by a human or by bot software, Derrick Harris writes. Researchers have also found that the content generated by fake accounts on Twitter and other services often reveals the fraudulent nature of those accounts, Harris writes.

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