“The Rise and Fall of Social Bot Research” (...) was quietly uploaded to a preprint server in March by Gallwitz and Kreil, two German investigators, and has received little attention since."
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"Yet their work completely destroys the academic field of bot research to such an extreme extent that it’s possible there are no true scientific papers on the topic at all."

11:13 PM · Sep 17, 2021

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"Many bot papers use the supposed prevalence of non-existent bots to argue for censorship and control of the internet. (...) If only social media were edited by the most altruistic and insightful members of society, they reason, nobody would ever disagree with them again."
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