Astroscreen

Astroscreen

An artificial intelligence company that has created software to combat astroturfing, harmful social media manipulation campaigns. It was founded in 2018 and has offices in London, England and San Francisco, California.

Astroscreen is a company that has used artificial intelligence to create software using machine learning and disinformation analysts with the purpose of identifying social media manipulation that has in the past led to political unrest, the spread of anti-vaccination conspiracies, and the defamation of brand names.

Product

The company's software has various features such as fake account and (ro)bot detection. It detect social media manipulation depending on the context; for example, during a political election, a candidate's name or a political issue could be an indicator of manipulation. It can also uncover social media attackers organizing and mobilizing for an attack by detecting private chat groups and imageboards. Astroscreen can detect anomalies for specific topics as well, enabling it to recognize more than spam. Anomalies that can be detected include account creation date abnormalities. Using natural language processing, the software is able to discover linguistic patterns, thus showing if one user is operating multiple accounts.

Timeline

Funding rounds

Funding round
Funding type
Funding round amount (USD)
Funding round date
Investment
Astroscreen Funding Round 2019
1,000,000
April 18, 2019
Astroscreen Seed round Funding Round 2019
Seed round
1,000,000
April 18, 2019
AI Seed
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People

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LinkedIn

Ali Tehrani

Co-Founder

Juan Echeverría

Co-Founder

Further reading

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Astroscreen raises $1M to detect social media manipulation with machine learning

Mike Butcher

Web

April 18, 2019

Twitter 'shuts millions of fake accounts'

BBC News

Web

July 9, 2018

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Astroscreen on Twitter

January 19, 2019

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