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Fifty shades of sway: how one Twitter bot shows British voters in their whole, messy complexity

We might imagine that we have a good idea of what a "Remain" or "Conservative" voter is likely to think. But in building the British Voter Bot, it became clear the reality is more complex

By Dan Waterfield  

Beep boop! The British Voter Bot shows individual voters—and throws up some surprises. Photo: PA

I am a 69-year-old Catholic woman from Daventry, I didn’t go to university, and I get my news from the television. I think Brexit will be bad for the NHS, the economy’s getting worse, I support European integration, and voted Remain and Lib Dem. I consider myself to be very right-wing.

I am a 70-year-old Anglican woman from Cambridgeshire. I went to university. I get my news from the television. I…

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