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Earthquake Bots

Bill Snitzer Quakebot

Earthquake Bots

Never mind if the Russians used Twitter bots to influence the United States presidential election, what is the deal with Earthquake bots? Are they causing earthquakes? Of course not!  But are they? Recently the system set up to notify news organizations, specifically the Los Angeles Times, regarding tremors set off an earthquke alert that the Times posted on its website. Regrettably  that notification turned out to be false. The earthquake had happpened, but in June 29,1925 around Santa Barbara, California.  It was a 6.8 magnitude and if it HAD happened June 21, 2017 when it was reported, it would have...

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