An inline, real-time Twitter annotator which computes, for each user in your Twitter feed, the likelihood they are a bot.
BotSight allows you to browse Twitter while annotating each handle with a bot-probability score. This works across most of Twitter's views including Timeline, Search, Profile, Follower, and clicking on an individual Tweet. The scores are generated by our state-of-the-art classifier in real-time. They are then placed directly onto the page, so you can tell if you're interacting with a real person or a bot. In addition to annotating the Tweeter, we also scan the contents of the Tweet. For instance, BotSight also annotates mentioned handles in the Tweet's body and the handles in replies. Retweets, quoted tweets, followers, and those you follow are also annotated. While we do our best to make sure BotSight is accurate, it is still in active development. People may be misclassified as bots or vice-versa.
- (2021-02-25) Laurie Mann: Have very mixed feelings about this product though I've been using the Chrome extension since last year. Its ratings make no sense. I'm a person, and I recently unfollowed about 1,000 accounts so I could start following other accounts. For doing that, my score fell from 98% to 88%. It ranks some accounts that are definitely people very low. It's not as helpful or as smart as I had hoped.
- (2020-09-18) Ninaad Shetty: A much needed extension! Great Stuff! Works great as twitter is infested with bots, and helps identify the real ones from fake. Good Job
- (2020-07-31) Yuanben Zhang: Just downloaded but doesn't know what it does