Nearly half of Twitter accounts pushing to reopen America may be bots | MIT Technology Review

Kathleen M. Carley and her team at Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for Informed Democracy & Social Cybersecurity have been tracking bots and influence campaigns for a long time. Across US and foreign elections, natural disasters, and other politicized events, the level of bot involvement is normally between 10 and 20%, she says. But in a… …

⬿ The Bridge to Next Year: 7 Critical 2018 Civil Society Trends from NPQ – Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly

A good recap of the big trends for civil society, nonprofits, and philanthropy in 2018 going into 2019. Social trends do not observe calendars, of course, but as NPQ looks back over some of the powerful trends rocking this country and its nonprofits and philanthropic sector this year, we see 7 trends that are actively …