Founded in 2018

BotSlayer is a browser extension that helps track and detect potential manipulation of information spreading on Twitter. BotSlayer uses a detection algorithm to identify hashtags, links, accounts, and media that are being amplified in a coordinated fashion by likely bots. Users can view/explore tweets and accounts associated with such amplification on Twitter or search for related content.

BotSlayer is not affiliated with RAND. It was selected for this database because it fits our researchers' inclusion criteria.

Tool type
Disinformation tracking
Beta testing
Intended users
General public, Researchers
Tool focus
This tool is content-focused. It directly evaluates information, such as the authenticity of a photo.
Method or technology
Machine learning and AI
Is the tool automated?
Founding organization
Observatory on Social Media at Indiana University
Founder/primary contact
Observatory on Social Media at Indiana University

How is this tool working to address disinformation?

This tool fights disinformation by flagging bots, automated accounts, and amplification campaigns supported by bots. It raises awareness about the presence of bots and can be leveraged by users to inform information consumption habits.

Is there a connection with tech platforms?

None found

Who is funding the tool?

Information not available

Are there external evaluations?

None found

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