Bot Sentinel is an app for Twitter that identifies inauthentic accounts and toxic trolls using machine learning and artificial intelligence. The app can accurately classify accounts with an accuracy of 95%. Unlike other machine learning tools designed to identify “bots,” we focus on specific behaviors and activities deemed inappropriate by Twitter rules. You can view ratings and scores in real-time to avoid Twitter accounts known to be disruptive and problematic. Bot Sentinel also combines several powerful tools to improve your Twitter experience, including our highly acclaimed auto blocker.
Added support for Tweet Alerts v2.
Ratings and Reviews
Great Tool for Gauging Content
Long time user of Bot Sentinel in the browser, and I’ve installed the app to support the creator.
Bot Sentinel is a great way to gauge the type of content an account posts. Many of the negative reviews on this app are coming from the same people who troll and post inflammable content on social media. This isn’t a tool that determines who is or isn’t real, it’s a tool to gauge what accounts exhibit bot like behavior. Unfortunately, many people spend so much time parroting phrases, so it can be tough for a simple, easy to use tool to distinguish them from bots.
I’d wager that many people criticizing this application have never developed an application before, and are upset that their accounts have been flagged. I’ve been using Bot Sentinel for years and it works fine as a tool to see which accounts spend a lot of time parroting keywords from others.
Don’t listen to the review bombers
This app is pretty handy. For one, it’s a hybrid of the normal Twitter app and TweetDeck, making running multiple accounts a bit easier without either sacrificing the simple feel of the app or having both individual apps take ip space on your phone. It also has features to give users a warning of if an account is likely to be run by a bot or not. They use the Bot Sentinel rating for this, a score given by a nonprofit machine learning algorithm launched in 2018 for the non-partisan purpose of stopping the spread of disinformation (intentionally misleading information). It actually has a direct link to their website as well where you can see they analyze and score all accounts. I bring up politics because many of the people review bombing are upset that many of the hashtags and accounts that get flagged tend to be geared towards conservatives, leading them to believe Bot Sentinel was made for “silencing their freedom of speech”, much like they feel towards Twitter itself and any other social media for having a ToS that bans harassment and hate speech. Please do not believe their disinformation about a bot trying to end disinformation. You can go to Bot Sentinel’s own website and check them out for yourself, reading their about and FAQ to inform yourself. At least give it a shot instead of listening to those with a clear reason to encourage you not to trust something calling out their commonly spread around lies.
Disappointed with Bot Sentinel
For the past year, I have loved using Bot Sentinel to check for bots. It all changed when the creator became verified with a blue check on Twitter, my average ranking of 20% suddenly changed to 69% overnight. Then I noticed a few people on Twitter I used to interact with had blocked me almost simultaneously. Bot Sentinel used to be a great tool to weed out the bots and fake accounts, but now it is used as a tool by its creator to mass target those who do not align with his political beliefs and block them. His biased app is also a tool for Centrists to blacklist and mass block those who are real, actual, live people who lean to the Left or the Right. Many marginalized accounts, including mine as a person with disabilities, have been listed as "disruptive" and "problematic." The Bot Sentinel app is silencing all of our voices. He is also helping US government officials and staff block their constituents which violates the First Amendment. It is not okay for Trump to block people when he was the POtuS, and it took a court judge to order him to unblock everyone on social media. If it is not okay for a POTUS to block someone, it is also not okay for any other politician or government worker regardless of party affiliation to block their constituents for asking hard questions or demanding better from our government. With all that said, this is why the Bot Sentinel gets zero stars, but Apple does not allow it, so I will make do with one star.
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- Bot Sentinel Inc.
- 27.7 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Apple Vision
- Requires visionOS 1.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 17+ Unrestricted Web Access
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