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Twitter has a big bot problem — techcrunch.com

Twitter bots – robots that interact with humans – have a long history. The Twitter API is fairly easy to use (I made a bot that plays Zork with a friend two years ago) and there is little protection against creating new accounts automatically. This ease of use used to be great for programmers but now Twitter has a huge bot problem. Bots have expanded beyond the traditional tactics. One older site recommended creating a bot network to “get a database together of all your competitors.”

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If we take bots out of the equation... I bet Twitter would be losing users month by month! But I agree it's easy to use and it's been taken advantage of, including in politics to sway elections and spread misinformation. Twitter should do something about it!

2 years ago

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