If you’re on social media, you may have heard of social bots. But what exactly are they and how do they work? If you’re not sure, then you’d be in the same boat as me. Thankfully, Lutz Finger over at Forbes provides us with a pretty well-rounded definition of the little bot bots, as well as throwing in some humour along the way – and can you believe 30% of us can be fooled by bots?
Over 10 years ago, it was pretty easy to spot bots because through their quirks in their word choices and reactions. With the increasing prevalence of AI, it is going to become even more challenging to spot them. Eventually, we will need to assume someone on social media is a bot until proven otherwise.