• Twitter accounts are 80% bots, expert says


    Brian Livingston

    By Brian Livingston

    More than 80% of the accounts on Twitter are likely to be nothing more than automated bots, according to a study by the head of intelligence at F5, an international network-security firm with offices in 43 countries.

    Even worse, bots represent as much as 99% of the login traffic at some highly visible websites — perhaps even one of your favorites.

    These are the conclusions of a study by Dan Woods, who was a cyberoperations officer with the CIA prior to taking his current role at F5 six years ago.

    Read the full story in our Plus Newsletter (19.37.0, 2022-09-12).