Twitterbots get political in Sweden.
Automated Twitter accounts have turned up in Sweden, according to a study by that country's defense research establishment. The bots, of unknown provenance, appear to be interested in the election, where they seem likelier to favor the country's third largest party, the Sweden Democrats, whose nationalist and anti-immigrant line appears positioned to make a run at overtaking the opposition Moderate party for second place behind the governing Social Democrats. The bots, wherever they come from, seem to like what's on offer. There's no attribution, yet, but it would be naive to assume that this is grassroots or even domestic activity (AP).