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Conspiracy Bot

Conspiracy Bot

MFA in Computational Art
Goldsmiths, University of London
GPT-2 | Twitter Bots

Twitter: @MachineParanoid

The tweets delivered to @MachineParanoid were first generated on a website with a Flask application hosted on DigitalOcean. The app uses the Generative Pre-trained Transformer 2 (GPT-2) model created by OpenAI in February 2019 to generated the text. I fine-tuned(trained) the GPT-2 model with conspiracy texts scraped from conspiracy websites, archives and articles about conspiracy theories. To generate the text on the website, the app pulls the trending # from Twitter UK to use as a prompt. The text is then generated from that prompt. Sometimes this works well and other times it’s non-sensical. The app does not automatically send the generated text to Twitter. The user has the option to tweet it or not with the inclusion of a button.

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