Called BotSight, the tool is available as a browser extension compatible with Google Chrome and Firefox
NortonLifeLock has developed a tool that detects bots on Twitter in real-time. Available in beta, the tool is based on a model that the company trained through machine learning to detect Twitter bots with a high degree of accuracy. Called BotSight, the tool is available as a browser extension compatible with Google Chrome and Firefox. The tool works across Twitter screens, including search, trending topics, and home timeline.
“To determine whether an account is a bot, we look at over 20 different distinguishing features per case, including the amount of randomness in the Twitter handle, whether the account is verified, the rate at which it is acquiring followers, and the account’s description. We verified our approach by observing BotSight in
First Published: May 20 2020 | 12:04 PM IST