Caracterização de bots no Twitter durante as Eleições Presidenciais no Brasil em 2018

  • Gabriel P. Nobre UFMG
  • Jussara M. Almeida UFMG
  • Carlos H. G. Ferreira UFMG

Resumo


Em 2018 ocorreram as Eleições Presidenciais no Brasil e foi frequenemente divulgado pela mı́dia que bots foram utilizados nas redes sociais para compartilhar fake news e aumentar o engajamento de candidatos. Com isso, o objetivo deste trabalho é caracterizar o comportamento desses usuários no Twitter durante as campanhas eleitorais. Para tanto, foram identificados mais de 2000 usuários bots, com métricas de atividade calculadas e comparadas com usuários comuns. Enfim, a influência de tais usuários foi quantificada e os resultados indicam que os bots afetaram as discussões online.

Palavras-chave: Bots, Eleições, Twitter, Brasil, Caracterização

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NOBRE, Gabriel P.; ALMEIDA, Jussara M. ; FERREIRA, Carlos H. G. . Caracterização de bots no Twitter durante as Eleições Presidenciais no Brasil em 2018. In: BRAZILIAN WORKSHOP ON SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYSIS AND MINING (BRASNAM), 8. , 2019, Belém. Anais do VIII Brazilian Workshop on Social Network Analysis and Mining. Porto Alegre: Sociedade Brasileira de Computação, july 2019 . p. 107-118. ISSN 2595-6094. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5753/brasnam.2019.6553.