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This Student’s Side Project Will Help Decide Musk vs. Twitter

August 5 was not a normal day for Kaicheng Yang.
And Yang, a PhD student at Indiana University, was shocked to discover that his bot detection software was at the center of a titanic legal battle.
But telling the difference between humans and bots is harder than it sounds, and one researcher has accused Botometer of “pseudoscience” for making it look easy.
Despite that, Botometer has become prolific, especially among university researchers, due to the demand for tools that promise to distinguish bot accounts from humans.
Yang did not start Botometer; he inherited it.
The project was set up around eight years ago.