We confuse spambots
for humans, and humans for spambots
Up to 24 million Instagram accounts are spambots
, study says.
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In some quarters, it has become a war of fake blogs, spambots
, and astroturfing (meaning, to set up anonymous accounts that create positive posts or respond to negative posts on a third-party site), and in some extreme cases, extortion.
"I'd done something for the Guardian about how much I hated spambots
(computer programs which automatically troll web pages and harvest email addresses at which to send unsolicited email) and I suppose they did it to punish me.
For anyone running a blog, it has become difficult and extremely time consuming to delete the thousands of almost genuine sounding comments coming in from Spambots
. It's small wonder that Popular Science magazine decided to disable comments from its blog last year.
23 ( ANI ): Auto-destruct photo sharing app Snapchat has rolled out a new security measure that ensures that new users are not spambots
It says there are too many "trolls and spambots
." So, the magazine has taken the single most effective anti-troll, anti-spambot counter-measure: It's closed down its comments.
* GOP Congressman: Obama Using Twitter Spambots
to Push Gun Control (National Review): "Congressman Steve Stockman (R., Texas) accused President Obama's gun-control campaign of using Twitter bots to flood Republican lawmakers and give the illusion of widespread support for the president.
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