Most Pro-Brexit Twitter Accounts Revealed As Bots

The Hill reports:

The majority of the most active accounts on Twitter that post messages in support of the U.K.’s Brexit Party show signs of automated activity, leading researchers to believe they are so-called “bot” accounts, according to an investigation.

A probe by the Institute for Strategic Discourse first reported by The Mirror found that the Brexit Party, a political group led by former UKIP politician Nigel Farage, benefited far more from automated accounts than did any other political party in Britain.

Five of the accounts noted in the study were sending as many as 144 tweets per day, an average of one every 3.3 minutes over an 8-hour period, according to the Mirror.