The Radical Right Research Bot just learned to tag radical right parties

Four years ago, the Radical Right Research Bot started its life as a fun (?) little side project. To make Twitter slightly less dumb, the bot tweets about the many, many titles in the Eclectic, Erratic Bibliography on the Extreme Right in Western Europe.

Some say that you cannot teach an old bot new tricks, but that is not true: the bot just learned to recognise the names of several radical right parties and began hashtagging them every now and then. It’s a very small step for mankind, but a giant leap for a silly old bot.


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