BotSlayer v1.3

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Filippo Menczer

Sep 17, 2020, 8:16:57 PM9/17/20
Excited to share the new v.1.3 of BotSlayer, our OSoMe cloud tool that
lets journalists, researchers, citizens, & civil society organizations
track narratives and detect potentially coordinated inauthentic
information operations on Twitter in real-time

Based on beta-testers feedback, v.1.3 improvements include:
* Improved back-end stability
* New alert system sends Twitter DMs based on custom rules
* Docker images Installer for Mac
* Front-end performance improvements
* Twitter share buttons for entity spread visualization on Hoaxy
* Improved extraction of non-English phrases
* New popup for bot scores showing distribution and suspicious accounts
* New popups showing timelines for tweets, accounts, trendiness
* Reporting coordination for each entity with visualization in Hoaxy
* Random 1% sample in alternative to track, location, or follow
streams * Interface improvements
* bug fixes

We have lots more in the pipeline for future versions, but wanted to
release this version in time for those who would like to use BotSlayer
to monitor #Election2020 manipulation -- try it!

Special thanks to the amazing Pikmai Hui, Ben Serrette, Christopher
Torres Lugo, Kaicheng Yang

BotSlayer is completely free, thanks to generous support from Knight
Foundation, Craig Newmark, Democracy Fund, IU Luddy School of
Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, The Media School at Indiana
University, Indiana University Network Science Institute, and Indiana
University Research

-BotSlayer Team
Observatory on Social Media
Indiana University
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