Replication Data for: Fake It Til You Make It: A Natural Experiment to Identify European Politicians' Benefit from Twitter Bots

Bruno Castanho Silva & Sven-Oliver Proksch
Social media giants stand accused of facilitating illegitimate interference with democratic political processes around the world. Part of this problem is malicious bots: automated fake accounts passing as humans. However, we lack a systematic understanding of which politicians benefit most from them. We tackle this question by leveraging a Twitter purge of malicious bots in July 2018 and a new dataset on Twitter activity by all members of national parliaments (MPs) in the EU in...
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