Wexit: Company says bots, aggregators boosted Alberta separatist movement on Twitter - 2019-10-22
On Tuesday, CTV News Edmonton received statistics from H+K Strategies that suggest Twitter activity was started by bots and content aggregators. While not all of the accounts were new, the organization said they have all advanced other conservative messages in the past.
"So clearly bots were used to fuel and spur the initial discussion, artificiall inflating the engagement and gaming Twitter's trending function," a company spokesperson said.
However, their tweets did generate reaction from real people, H+K Strategies said, with 72 per cent of real users tweeting about Wexit Tuesday.