Share of tweets generated by highly automated accounts around select key periods of the U.S. presidential election campaign in 2016
Share of bot tweets during key moments of U.S. presidential campaign 2016
This statistic presents the share of tweets generated by highly automated accounts around select key periods of the U.S. presidential election campaign 2016. On Election Day, 17.9 percent of tweets were sent by highly automated accounts.
Share of tweets generated by highly automated accounts around select key periods of the U.S. presidential election campaign in 2016
Share of tweets
First debate23.2%
Second debate26.1%
Third debate27.2%
Election day17.9%
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Release date

February 2017

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

September to November 2016

Share of bot tweets during key moments of U.S. presidential campaign 2016
This statistic presents the share of tweets generated by highly automated accounts around select key periods of the U.S. presidential election campaign 2016. On Election Day, 17.9 percent of tweets were sent by highly automated accounts.
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