Check the Profile Photo
Examine the User Name
Look at their Followers, Following, and Suggested Follows
Bot Sentinel: This tool analyzes and scores Twitter accounts, ranking them as Normal, Questionable, Disruptive, or Problematic.
This quiz, created by Clemson University Media Forensics Hub, takes you through eight actual social media profiles...can you spot the troll?
Volume combined with time; Twitter's algorithm favors high volume within a short period.
Engagement: when someone clicks anywhere on a tweet, this is measured, and can include retweets, replies, and likes, plus the following:
Beware of the RATIO! The ratio on Twitter is the comparison of replies, retweets, and likes.
(Pssst...this is a BAD ratio!)