PhD Faculty and PhD Student Publish Article on Protest Bots

PhD faculty Steve Holmes and PhD student Rachael Graham Lussos published "Cultivating Metanoia in Twitter Publics: Analyzing and Producing Bots of Protest in the #gamergate Controversy" in Computers and Composition. Drawing on a case study developing and observing protest bots, the authors propose that the rhetorical concept of metanoia helps explain how the persistence and anonymity of Twitter bots influence changes in the public sphere.